20 February 2019
Digitised Patient Care Pathways
Project: Digitised stroke pathway
- Reduction in death rates and length of stay
- Automatic referrals to vascular surgery
- Auto population of national database, saving clinical time
- Improved compliance with NHS England stroke performance targets
A fully digitised end-to-end patient pathway for stroke patients to improve diagnosis of stroke and patients with genuine strokes are treated more quickly.
A mobile app and new electronic tools developed to support clinical decision making, improve performance and provide audit data. Ensures patients get standardised, consistent care in the right place.
The mobile app allows North West abulances to take patients to the most appropriate place. Some patients arriving by ambulance on the stroke pathway turn out to be a non-stroke (stroke mimic). These patients should not be attending a specialist centre.