NHSX Endorses Synopsis Blueprint as Preoperative Digital Best Practice Example for National FutureNHS Platform
TORONTO, October 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – VitalHub Corp. (the “Company” or “VitalHub”) (TSX: VHI) is pleased to announce that the NHSX Blueprint Registration of Synopsis, an award-winning project with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, has been nationally approved and uploaded to the FutureNHS platform as an example of best practice in the digital transformation of the NHS. The NHSX Blueprint, titled “Launching a Digital Preoperative Pathway to Improve Efficiency and Maximize Theater Use at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust” is now available on the FutureNHS platform.
Synopsis was approached by the NHSX to draft and submit the plan for review after a series of awards in 2020 demonstrated the successful application of the Synopsis Home and Synopsis iQ digital preoperative health questionnaires in trusts across the UK . Working closely with the NHSX and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and following strict guidelines for creating the one-page best practice document, the blueprint was reviewed and amended for several months before being submitted for national level final review and approval for the FutureNHS Platform.
Describing the challenge, solution, costs, resources and benefits, the NHSX Blueprint details how approximately 11,000 patients operated on per year at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust can now complete their preoperative assessment questionnaire at home or on the go to the hospital. using a digital form. After the deployment of Synopsis through the Trust, the uptime in hospital for a preoperative assessment was reduced by 21% to 52% for patients using Synopsis Home, thus avoiding unnecessary hospital stays .
“We quickly deployed Synopsis iQ and Synopsis Home at the start of the pandemic, which was successful despite great pressure from changes in preoperative activities and staff redeployment. We were the first Trust to launch Synopsis Home, which was difficult, but also allowed us to make changes and address startup issues as an early adopter, ”said Rachel Foley, Head of Clinical Benefits and change, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
This approval is a ratification of the market fit of the Synopsis product suite, illustrating the significant value derived by healthcare systems through its implementation and use, ”said Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp. “The Blueprint is an unbiased record of application success and provides a compelling use case for other hospitals in the UK and around the world to apply to digital transformation efforts. We look forward to the continued success of the Synopsis Platform as we continue to support our clients globally. “
ABOUT THE PLANS: The NHSX Blueprinting platform now has over 2,300 users and includes over 170 full blueprints and 2,830 artifacts. It also contains all the tools and templates needed by hospitals to submit Blueprints for NHSX approval. The NHSX Blueprint is a national registry of digital transformation projects that documents best practices for other trusts to follow, helping all trusts in England avoid pitfalls and implement digital transformation projects at a steady pace.
ABOUT NHSX: Founded in 2019, the NHSX is established as a joint unit of NHS England and the Department of Health and Welfare, supporting the local NHS and care organizations. The mandate of the NHSX is to connect health and social care systems through technology, as a means of transforming the way patient care is delivered at home, in the community and in hospitals. The organization is bringing in experts in technology, digital, data and cybersecurity to deliver on the Health Secretary’s tech vision and long-term plan for the NHS.
NHSX sets the national policy for making the necessary changes and the overall strategy for digital transformation. NHSX commissions NHS Digital to provide core products such as existing APIs, Spine and the National Record Locator Service. The NHSX reports directly to the Secretary of State and the Managing Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement.
IN REGARDS TO WORCESTERSHIRE NHS TRUST ACUTE EMERGENCY HPITALS: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust serves a population of 580,000 people in Worcestershire and beyond with hospital services. At three hospital sites, the Trust performs preoperative assessments for around 11,000 patients per year.
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VitalHub provides technology to health and social service providers, including; Hospitals, regional health authorities, mental health, long-term care, home care, community and social services. VitalHub solutions cover the categories of electronic health record (EHR), case management, care coordination, patient flow and operational visibility and DOCit mobile applications.
The Company has a strong two-pronged growth strategy, targeting organic growth opportunities within its product line and pursuing an aggressive merger and acquisition plan. Currently, VitalHub serves 400 customers in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Qatar and Latvia. VitalHub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore development center in Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “VHI”.
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