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The Evening Standard reported on a new digital cystic fibrosis service at Royal Brompton, which will see patients communicate with consultants via Skype, undergo lung tests through their phones, have their blood tested with a home-testing service and prescriptions delivered by a service like Amazon.
Professor Stuart Elborn, centre director for specialist adult cystic fibrosis, told the Standard: “Most importantly, it changes the ‘power relationship’. The person with CF has access to the same data as their doctor. We can have an open discussion, sharing blood tests, lung tests, how they are feeling, and come to a decision that is best for the person at that time. It allows people to have the same quality of healthcare but not come to hospital.”
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With thanks to the Evening Standard