Te Whatu Ora Evaluates Spritely and Publishes its Report

January 21, 2024

The Spritely team is thrilled to share an evaluation of our RPM platform conducted by Te Whatu Ora. This evaluation is based on a pilot which ran for 16 weeks between June and October 2023. There is lots of interesting material in this report. Some of the highlights relating to Spritely include:

“The digital platform utilised in the pilot [Spritely] demonstrated excellent design, proving user-friendly for elderly or less technologically savvy patients. It was reported as intuitive by both patients and clinicians. To comprehensively understand the platform's capabilities and explore its potential impact on health outcomes, scaling the program is recommended.”
“The IT team and vendor were very responsive and amenable to requests. Allowing for trust and relationships to be built with an attitude of working together to find the best solutions. The Renal SMO reported improved efficiency when preparing for a patients clinic appointment and improved oversight of data trends which was previously only seen by looking through patients previous clinic letters. There was a requirement by the SMO to be able to see the BP trend prior to 15 medication titration, point in time marker of when the medication was adjusted, followed by a BP trend following the change. Spritely was able to promptly create a customised report utilising a time stamp from the medication change notes, within a continuous trendline of BP data.”
“The RPM POC received positive feedback from patients, indicating its value in their healthcare journey. Patients appreciated the connectivity offered by the messaging feature, facilitating effective collaboration with clinicians in understanding and managing their conditions. The POC instilled a sense of security by ensuring clinicians reviewed their data and responded to out-of-range readings. Patient feedback highlighted that access to their data fostered a sense of ownership of their health outcomes. The flexibility to choose between face-to-face clinics and video calls was well-received, as it allowed patients to avoid in-person visits while ensuring continuous health monitoring.”
“Analysis revealed consistent and high patient engagement, with a notable shift in workflow notifications and symptom review surveys. This suggested that while blood pressure and weight were measured frequently, the number of out-of-range readings decreased, supporting the hypothesis that health became more stable and better managed.”

Read the report in full here on the New Zealand Telehealth Forum and Resource Centre. Please get in touch if you want more information or are interested in running an RPM trial with your own team and patients.