TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VitalHub Corp. (the “Company” or “VitalHub”) (TSXV: VHI) is pleased to announce a material licensing transaction comprising an expansion of newly-acquired subsidiary Intouch With Health’s (“Intouch”) digital health platform installation at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust” or “King’s College”). Notably, the expansion includes the licensing of Intouch’s latest healthcare modules, enabling a transition to virtual clinical care.
The Trust has chosen Intouch as its digital outpatient partner to assist during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. A world-renowned leader in healthcare, the Trust treats one million patients annually, has over 12,000 staff, and is one of the largest and most active teaching Trusts in London. It includes four main hospital sites, a large number of smaller sites, over 40 global sites, and will become a flagship site for Intouch moving forward.
The expansion marks a material contract for Intouch, its single largest to-date, encompassing an expansion of its existing implementation with the Trust. The purchase comprises various hardware components, the complete Intouch patient flow suite of products, and Intouch’s newly-introduced healthcare modules, Virtual Clinic Manager and iReceptionist, which enable the complete transition to virtual care.
The purchase comes in response to the Trust’s need to work with a trusted partner in seeking to re-imagine care delivery as an integrated care system, both across South East London and at a Borough level, delivering rich, dynamic, high-quality outpatient services in a socially distanced format. King’s College chose Intouch with Health as their solutions provider and partner, having successfully benefitted from the previous installation, resulting in this significant expansion of services. The solution will assist the Trust during the COVID-19 crisis and, importantly, builds the foundations for King’s College as a leading care provider in the post-pandemic age.
“This is the future of managed healthcare,” said Jonathon Lofthouse, site chief executive at one of the Trust’s hospitals, Princess Royal University Hospital. “[The Trust is] seeking to re-imagine how care can be provided moving forward, building on the vibrancy and talent we have within our individual organisations and as an integrated care system across South East London and at Borough level. In essence, over time, we want to create a technological eco-system that allows us to provide the best possible care not only at King’s, but across the entirety of the South East of London.”
“This is the largest transaction Intouch has completed in its 21-year history,” said Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp. “We are particularly excited to see a global premiere client doubling down on their utilization of our services, reinforcing the value and benefits they have derived from our solutions. With this transaction, we see continued opportunity for organic growth among the considerable network of Trusts and beyond.”
This purchase fits into a 12-point strategy for improvement set out by the Trust through which they have established their System Health Improvement Plan, taking inspiration from the NHS Long Term Plan. This strategy aims to help bring about health population improvement. In supporting this initiative, the Trust sought to identify best in class technology providers who could achieve these ends. The Trust is taking a phased approach to the introduction of Intouch with Health’s digital solutions through which full integration is the end outcome, enabling high quality video consultations across their suite of facilities.
The transition to a virtual clinic format will facilitate a reduction in their requirement of patients to attend hospitals for consultations, improving capacity and load balancing, patient convenience, and the overall care delivery process. These improvements will also extend to long term care patients who will be proactively managed in their homes, affording improved levels of communication while reducing pressures on clinicians and Trust resources.
ABOUT KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most active teaching Trusts in London. Overall, it encompasses almost 1,683 inpatient beds, over 12,000 staff, and treats one million patients annually.
The Trust is one of four major trauma centres, covering south east London and Kent. King’s College Hospital is also a heart attack centre and the regional hyper acute stroke centre. The Hospital offers a range of services, including: a 24-hour emergency department, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, maternity and outpatient clinics. Specialist services are available to patients, which provide nationally and internationally recognised work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, haemato-oncology and fetal medicine.
The Trust works closely with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley Foundation Trusts, and in 2006, became part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, a pioneering collaboration between the Trust, King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
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