This resource provides support to clinical teams and organisations that are looking for digital tools that support the delivery of patient pathways. We concentrate on perioperative pathways and how to share diagnostics and deliver monitoring and support to patients. We welcome feedback on the playbooks, including ideas for further case studies. To get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preoperative virtual ward reducing bed occupancy through monitoring of hot gallbladder
The virtual ward team at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced a care pathway for patients with hot gallbladder (cholecystitis) to allow for monitoring and management of symptoms at home until their cholecystectomy.
Post operative monitoring and communication using a mobile app to improve patient experience and safety at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
A digital two-way communication app empowering patients in the post-operative recovery at home, improved wound care and decreased demand on local emergency services.
These case studies summarise user and patient experiences, focussing on:
- digital solutions along different care pathways
- productivity improving digital solutions
- how to open source code for health and care organisations
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