Benefits, Outcomes and ROI

Benefits of PKB

  • Educated and empowered patients in self management of health
  • Including home monitoring using accessible and affordable technology
  • Reduced duplication of care; information in one place
  • Increased ease of communication within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Reduced DNAs through appointments calendar and reminders
  • Improved drug compliance though care plans and medications information
  • The record can be shared with whomever the patient wishes

Outcomes of PKB

  • Lower cost of treatment from more effective early intervention (utilizing home monitoring data) and earlier treatment services (GP vs ED)
  • Healthier patients through improved self-responsibility of health care
  • Cost savings through test and procedure reduction (fewer repeated tests)
  • Reduction of adverse outcomes and follow-up communications
  • More effective coordinated care through enabling of cross-team collaboration
  • Higher patient throughput, producing increased revenues
  • Reduction of paperwork
  • Richer data sets to make more informed clinical decisions upon

Please see our research paper into the effectiveness and impact of PKB

This extensive feature set results in direct cash-releasing benefits and improved outcomes; through workflow efficiencies for healthcare professionals, and improved clinical outcomes and patient experience for the customer. Efficiencies are wide ranging; from providing a paperless service and remote consultations, to a reduction in unplanned episodes of care, service burden and increased throughput.


The PKB Research and Innovation team will use its expertise and learning to support and advise the CCG evaluation team on mixed methodologies to measure the adoption of patient controlled records, ways in which to quantify savings to the Trust and measure patient activation and satisfaction via regular calls and connect the Trusts evaluation team to others in the NHS and in academia conducting similar studies.

PKB has already demonstrated these benefits and outcomes in large population deployments and can be found here A specific example can be found below, demonstrating clear Return on Investment.

  • Example of demonstrable effectiveness of PKB solution - Severn Major Trauma Centre

*Patients with low activation levels are more likely to attend accident and emergency departments, to be hospitalised or to be re-admitted to hospital after being discharged. This is likely to lead to higher health care costs. (King’s Fund report 2014)

  • Example of demonstrable effectiveness of PKB solution - Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Inflammatory Bowel Disease service