Updating a patient’s height and weight
As part of the quality and outcomes framework, GPs are required to hold and maintain a register of patients over 18 with a BMI at or above 30 in the last 12 months. Maintaining this register is an important, but time-consuming task.
Dr Thomas Hodson used to rely on traditional methods to update patients’ height and weight. This included asking the patient in clinic, prompting via waiting room posters, placing banners on their website, and calling or texting patients individually. Texting and calling were the most effective methods but were also the most time-intensive, taking up to one minute of administrative time per patient. Dr Hodson’s list of 400 patients would take up to 400 minutes to update.
iPLATO’s digital solution to save hours of administration time. Using the BMI Patient Questionnaire, Dr Hodson received the height and weight of 400 patients in just a few hours. This reduced a 400-minute effort to update the patient records to just five minutes.
A digital solution to save hours of administration time
The BMI Patient Questionnaire is pre-populated and can collect a patient’s height and weight in just a few clicks.
- Set up in just five minutes
- Segment patients by age and BMI
- Code replies directly into a patient’s record
The Patient Questionnaires from myGP make it so easy to update a patient’s health details and saves so much administration time. We use them regularly as they are just so effective and simple to use.
Dr Thomas Hodson, Springfield Medical Centre
Using the BMI Patient Questionnaire, Dr Hodson received the height and weight of 400 patients in just a few hours. This reduced a 400-minute effort to update the patient records to just five minutes.