Our patient flow module helps a hospital and its individual wards better manage patient journeys from pre-admission through to discharge, by providing an accurate real-time picture of its capacity and needs.
It offers effective flow management by surfacing necessary information such as bed status, clinical data, outstanding tasks and discharge plans, all in one single view. Access to such information ensures patient care is progressed as planned, enabling timely discharge, therefore reducing length of stay and ultimately saving cost.
Patient flow is developed in line with the SAFER model which has been recognised by NHS Digital as a practical tool to reduce delays for patients in adult inpatient wards. It also provides direct support for the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP); identifying ‘stranded’ patients and the Red2Green campaign, highlighting wasted time in a patient’s journey.
It is a web-based application which works together with components of EPR such as the PAS, e-observations and clinical narrative, to provide a consolidated view of essential flow related information in real time, thus facilitating better patient flow management. Configuration is significant feature of the solution, allowing an organisation to tailor the content and display to suit local Trust needs.
Improves care through effective discharge process
Improves clinical outcomes through identification of stranded patients and outliers
Reduces cost through better flow management
Increases staff efficiency through better process management