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Spotlight Consultations Ltd

HealthCare SaaS/DaaS

Providing physicians with psychological context

for more effective care of people living with chronic conditions

About Spotlight-AQ

What it is …..

Spotlight-AQ is a web-based platform containing pre-clinic assessments and mapped care pathway resources for T1D, T2D, pre-diabetes, children with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes.  It can be used anywhere on any device that can access the internet.  

 

Spotlight-AQ was designed to be used up to two weeks before the routine outpatient consultation to aid pre-clinic planning. Our real-world testing and trials have shown clinics tailor its use to fit their needs. For example, one clinic use it purely as a waiting room assessment where patients would complete it just before they went in to see their healthcare professional. Other clinics asked their patients to complete it before each visit and compared the data at their yearly reviews. The beauty of it is that it is designed to be flexible to best fit the way you want to deliver care to your patients.

 

Spotlight-AQ was built for healthcare professionals working in diabetes to enable them to provide excellent care for improved patient outcomes. Our mission is to support healthcare professionals and improve care, at the point of care. Mobile apps and other AI driven auto-doctors can never replace the work that consultants and healthcare professionals do in routine care. Spotlight-AQ supports the vital work done in routine care, improving clinical workflows through design to ensure we support each key stage in the delivery of care to make life easier for HCPs.

 

 

Why you would want to use it …….

NICE have long advocated a collaborative, patient-centred approach to supported self-management.  Spotlight-AQ delivers that care, putting the priority concerns of each individual at the heart of the discussion, enabling healthcare professionals to provide the excellent quality care they want to.  It's a win:win for diabetes.

 

Spotlight-AQ will focus your consultations, enabling you to provide the high-quality care you want to with all of the information you need.  We know it can be difficult for people with diabetes to always tell us the key information needed for us to provide best-practice care.  It is little wonder therefore that:

 

  • Burnout amongst HCPs is a key challenge affecting healthcare practice, safety and quality of care.

  • >50% of doctors experience substantial symptoms of burnout, with burnout almost twice as prevalent among physicians as US workers in other fields [Reith et al, 2018].

  • 43% nurses experience high rates of burnout, depression & emotional exhaustion [Aiken et al, 2001].

  • There are significant correlations between: - a doctor's degree of depersonalisation and patient satisfaction with their care; - a doctor's job satisfaction and patient satisfaction; - patient-reported adherence to medical advice

 

Spotlight-AQ can reduce the burden on HCPs by removing the pressure to know the 'magic answer' for best-practice decision-making when patients often are unwilling or unable to articulate the required information.

 

 

Who we are ……

A proven Pre-clinic Assessment platform that focuses out-patient consultations through rapid identification of patient priority concerns and mapped resources to meet them.

 

We are a digital health and life sciences company operating in the diabetes and long-term conditions space. We provide digital health tools aimed at streamlining healthcare delivery, improving physical and mental health outcomes for people with diabetes, and reducing burden on healthcare professionals. 

 

 

Spotlight does this .…..

Spotlight-AQ is simple by design all our features are built around the soul purpose of the tool and to make the workflow of the user easier to manage, although Spotlight-AQ doesn’t have all the features we would like, we believe that it is highly functional in a clinical setting, to name a few features it has…

 

Spotlight-AQ is designed to simply work with an email address and a name or clinic ID to identify patients. Because we do not require large data input, we can import clinic lists of thousands of patients seamlessly.

 

We have a feature to send a one-time user assessment in the form of a link that can be sent to a phone, email address or even printed on the patient’s clinic letter, providing the same level of insight to both patient and provider without the need to set up a patient login. We provide a tablet device for clinics for this purpose.

 

Patient accounts provide additional features that one-time anonymous use doesn’t. These include the ability to revisit their assessment insights, view their care plans online and write private notes. Healthcare professional and clinic admin accounts can be used to add patients, send links and manage workflow.

 

Healthcare professionals have immediate free access to over 700 resources, each of which link to the unique outcomes of Spotlight-AQs assessments. Healthcare Professionals can share the relevant resources with their patient electronically via their care plan.

 

 

What will you get from it …..

  • Standardised consultations and care delivery that enable every patient the same opportunity for their voice to be heard, irrespective of socio-economic status, education level or ethnic group

  • Focused discussions providing patient-centred collaborative care 

  • Reduced burden of having to producing the ‘magic’ answer for each individual patient; instead patient priority concerns are mapped to high-level care pathway choices and appropriate resources to address them

  • Streamlined workflows within the constraints of routine care and appointment scheduling

  • Less stressful, more constructive and positive appointments

 

 

What difference will that make to your practice …..

  • Delivery of collaborative, joint goal-setting consultations as advocated by NICE

  • Improved engagement by patients

  • Improved physical and mental health outcomes for your patients

  • Reduced burden and stress for yourselves

 

 

 

What other doctors have said about it ….

  • “A user friendly, pragmatic tool that helps with patient engagement and sets the scene for the consultation”

  • “Convenient way to track people with diabetes current concerns about their care, disease management, and priorities, while facilitating the crucial conversation between doctor and patient about what to aim for”

  • “... help me focus my consultation around the problems that are most important to the patient”

  • “I have found it to be very useful in identifying mutual goals right from the onset, increasing both physician and patient satisfaction”

  • “The main benefit ... being able to see what my patients would like to discuss and areas spotlight has highlighted as higher priority ... based on patient’s survey response.”

  • “Simple to use and implement”

  • “... good for pre-visit planning ...... so the provider can review what the patient’s priorities are before seeing the patient”

  • “No added burden on time”

 

 

What is the evidence base?

  • Ryan Charles Kelly, Peter Phiri, Hermione Price, Amar Ali, Irene Stratton, Kayleigh Austin, Alice Neave and Katharine Barnard-Kelly.  Evaluation of a Pre-clinic Diabetes Assessment and Mapped Care Planning Intervention: a Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial.  BMC Trials In press Oct 2021

  • Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Daniel Chernavvsky, Rayhan Lal, Lauren Cohen and Amar Ali.  Feasibility of Spotlight Consultations Tool in Routine Care: Real-World Evidence. JDST 1-6 2021 https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296821994088

  • K Barnard-Kelly, DC Hernavvsky, R Lal, N Kanumilli, L Cohen, K Hood, R Kelly, Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Patient Priorities – T2 Diabetes.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A183-183), 2021/6/1

  • A Ali, D Chernavvsky, R Kelly, K Hood, R Lal, K Barnard-Kelly. Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Discrepancies in A1c Subjective Recall and Objective Measurement.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A183-183), 2021/6/1

  • K Barnard-Kelly, DC Hernavvsky, N Kanumilli, R Lal, K Hood, L Cohen, R Kelly. Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Patient Priorities – T1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A61-62), 2021/6/1

  • Barnard-Kelly K.  Utilizing eHealth and Telemedicine Technologies to Enhance Access and Quality of Consultations: It’s Not What You Say, It’s the Way You Say It.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics published online 23 May 2019

  • Stoilkova-Hartmann A, Franssen FME, Augustin IML, Wouters EFM and Barnard KD.  COPD patient education and support – achieving patient-centredness.  Patient Education and Counselling 101(11):2031-2036, November 2018

  • Katharine D Barnard, Cathy E Lloyd, Pamela A Dyson, Melanie J Davies, Simon O’Neil, Naresh Kanumilli, Julia Lawton, Ralph Zeigler and Richard I G Holt.  Kaleidoscope Model of Diabetes Care:  Time for a Rethink?  Diabetic Medicine 31(5) February 2014. DOI: 10.1111/dme.12400

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