HOC is a center created for individuals suffering from long-term conditions regardless of their background, Sayed Quraishi. It is ruled under the sky of NHS.
People suffering from long-term conditions (LTCs) are offered another infrastructure of a healthcare system in the House of Care (HOC). This is a platform established for such people to train themselves under a single roof with such initiatives that are effective in maintaining a balance in their physiological functions and controlling their disease at a sustainable level.
HOC has mainly 5 components that form the basis of the infrastructure:
1. The planning committee, the center of the house
2. Healthcare professionals- the right wall
3. The cooperative patients- the left wall
4. The finance organizations-the roof of the house
5. The supporting groups in activities- the base of the house
It clearly illustrates how the infrastructure of a house of care is run and the vital roles played by the members who are the core members of this house, Sayed Quraishi. The commissioning is what is the base of the system which interprets the formation and progress of the system. Whereas the cooperating individuals and physicians are the walls of the house and are the active players in the system. Whose collaboration brings the outcomes of the applied strategies. The organizations illustrate the need of the patients and their suitable activities that are best suited according to their conditions. And the finance committee offers the resources needed for the betterment of the system.
As said by Sayed Quraishi, HOC is a great initiative for such people. It has guidelines that suggest activities for their particular therapies. If a person cannot exercise in greenery or avoids going in the fresh air, he is allotted the task of gardening. To counter the task, he will be performing his therapy.
The formation of HOC is a collection of resources offered by people and other organizations who contribute their part to the well-being of such patients. The projects by Glasgow and Fife made it possible to elevate the number of resources in a short period by approaching the management areas with systemic approaches and creating an interpretive chart of issues that were addressed on a priority basis.
A medical students Sayed Quraishi performed an analytical study on the framework of hoc and presented the conclusions as follows;
1: Allotting tasks:
HOC offers a great approach to individuals who neglect their therapies and underestimate its effectiveness in sustaining their LTCs to a minimum level which would allow them to live a harmless and comfortable life. This approach enables one to spend certain hours in its required therapeutic environment due to the reason of the allotted task. The task is allotted according to the therapy needed, for example, an individual who suffers from social anxiety will be allotted a program where one has to visit social programs and increase interaction gradually,Sayed Quraishi.
2: Electronic health directories
HOC is designed with digital health directories that save the required data and can connect to other healthcare centers. It plays a vital role in retrieving the saved information regarding the patient and communicating to the other centers as well. This is a very efficacious and useful function of a contemporary healthcare servicer system in that all the centers are digitally connected and are controlled by a hub that is the server,Sayed Quraishi.
1: Lack of medical staff
The infrastructure of the system is quite illustrated as cooperative towards both the physicians and the individuals but it results in more time taking to elucidate the data of each patient and track the results which are generated through analog means. This limitation retains the production and efficiency of the system and thus less number of patients are assessed within a limited time. If trained medical staff is recruited who can easily diagnose the need and availability of therapies or track the record, covering the other medical requirements as well, then it may increase the performance of the system. Therefore, it requires trained staff to serve as a bridge between local communities and health care professionals,Sayed Quraishi.
2: Lack of accuracy in monitoring
HOC offers various initiatives to monitor the progress of people undergoing therapies to encounter LTCs like carrying out assessments through self-affirmation, and various questionnaires to be answered after a determined period. But these pieces of evidence aren’t reliable to track the progress on one scale it can roughly denote the graph where