This collaborative project has facilitated a consistent approach to not only process modelling throughout the organisation, but more importantly has delivered a standard set of care pathways to be used for a multitude of purposes; from highlighting service key risk areas to communicating to patients what they may expect in their course of treatment
(PRWEB) June 22, 2008
Blue-Crow, the healthcare specialist consulting practice, have today announced that they will be showcasing examples of a long-running collaborative project with Nuffield Health. This will be demonstrated at the upcoming Integrated Care Pathways (ICP 2008) event held at 76 Portland Place, London (UK) on the 25th and 26th June.
Modelling care pathways has become integral to the Healthcare industry, especially with the current National 18 week referral to treatment project and World Class Commissioning. These current and future National projects will place a greater emphasise within the organisation to look at business processes.
Producing high quality, consistent, structured and easy to use care pathways has been a prerequisite for all Health organisations to communicate both internally and externally the services that are provided, and by whom and when. Thereby reinforcing the service delivery by identifying weaknesses, optimising resource allocation and allowing for planning and for future changes to the service provision.
Through a structured mentoring approach, Blue-Crow has enabled Nuffield Health create innovate models and communicate all current state care pathways across the organisation in a common format - branded as "The Nuffield ePathway library".
A key feature to the ePathway library has been the ability to have a single-click entry point. This has provided users the ability to immediately jump into the care pathway without wasting time browsing through the vast array of information currently held. Nuffield Health have also used this approach to attach documents to the relevant care pathways enabling tighter version control and also the ability to quickly and efficiently update all Nuffield Health sites with new documentation.
"This collaborative project has facilitated a consistent approach to not only process modelling throughout the organisation, but more importantly has delivered a standard set of care pathways to be used for a multitude of purposes; from highlighting service key risk areas to communicating to patients what they may expect in their course of treatment" reported Michael Moyal, Solutions Manager of the BPMA Practice at Blue-Crow.
Being able to communicate changes throughout the organisation has attracted immediate sponsor and stakeholder engagement and also supports and encourages changes to service delivery. These pathways can be viewed either as standalone diagrams or can be published in HTML and viewed over the intranet by multiple users such as project/service improvement leads.
"For an organisation as geographically spread as Nufffield it was imperative to provide a set of pathways which could be followed not only by clinical staff but also patients, thus keeping the patient at the heart of service delivery", said Salim Sheikh, Managing Director of Blue-Crow.
Integrated Care Pathways (ICP 2008)
Blue-Crow will be showcasing examples of its work at Nuffield Health at the upcoming Integrated Care Pathways (ICP 2008) event held at 76 Portland Place, London on the 25th and 26th June.
Chris Green (Solutions Consultant from Blue-Crow) and Sue Atkinson (Clinical Process and Pathway Project Manager) will be at the Nuffield Health stand to answer any questions relating to the ePathway project.
Blue-Crow will also be exhibiting several other examples of their solutions. This will include a showcase of our latest tools (Process Pad, Lean Pad and Simul8) and innovative business modelling and LEAN techniques for not only process modelling but also simulation work.
For more information on the event please visit http://www.healthcare-events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=117
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