Alcidion signs contract with Sydney LHD for Miya Precision to support virtual care

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX: ALC) is pleased to announce it has signed an initial 12 month contract, valued at $560k with Sydney Local Health District (Sydney LHD) for the implementation of the Miya Precision base platform to support the delivery of virtual care.

Sydney LHD is one of the leading metropolitan Local Health Districts in New South Wales, servicing the centre and inner west of Sydney.  With around 12,000 staff, Sydney LHD is responsible for the health and wellbeing of more than 700,000 people. The LHD oversees five hospitals including the Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals and a range of in-hospital and community-based support services.

Implementation to support management of COVID-19

The implementation, which is already underway, will see Miya Precision deployed to support Sydney LHD’s virtual hospital (rpavirtual) which is currently being used to monitor patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in home isolation. This innovative virtual care model reduces the risk for health workers, as well as the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), by enabling remote, automated monitoring and communication with patients.

Miya Precision will enable the rpavirtual Care Centre to remotely monitor patients of the virtual hospital by displaying their status in near real-time alongside other relevant information about the patients  to the registered nurses providing 24×7 care from the Care Centre.

While rpavirtual is currently focused on supporting Sydney LHD’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, after the current emergency situation passes, this innovative model of care will revert to providing essential monitoring of selected patients with chronic conditions from community facilities or their homes. This is part of a world-wide trend towards using virtual care delivery to improve patient outcomes and experience while reducing pressure on hospital facilities.

The contract allows SLHD to use the base Miya Precision platform to support integration of devices along with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data to monitor patients in rpavirtual for an initial 12 month period with a right to extend for a further 12 months.

Richard Taggart, CIO at Sydney Local Health District, said, “Miya Precision has the potential to provide valuable support for some critical short-term requirements for Sydney LHD, but also provides us with a platform to continue to innovate the delivery of patient care across the entire district.”

Alcidion Managing Director Kate Quirke commented, “We are delighted to enter into this  partnership with Sydney LHD. We have moved quickly to enable an initial rollout that addresses the short-term challenges raised by COVID-19. This engagement allows us to demonstrate the value of our platform in one of the busiest hospitals in Australia operating across metropolitan Sydney, in the same way as we have done with the deployment at Murrumbidgee LHD for the rural sector. Longer term, and not currently covered by this contract, we hope to assist Sydney LHD to harness the power of the full Miya Precision suite to support the entire district, in hospital, community and at-home settings.”