Lancashire Cardiac Centre Implements Strata PathWays

We are pleased to welcome the Lancashire Cardiac Centre (LCC) to the Strata Health roster. The cardiac centre is now integrated to receive direct referrals from several District General Hospitals (DGH), ensuring the Trust has more accessible communication and patient tracking abilities. (October 2020) Blackpool Trust set out to replace their previous system to improve service delivery and efficiency. Referring District General Hospitals are now live and using Strata Pathways™. Moving into the PathWays system allows LCC to communicate efficiently with these hospitals. “The system eliminates confusion around what has been referred In, when and where from, we have the clarity of information including location, status, progress and outcome. Working with one system which includes mandatory data sets saves time and improves the patient experience. Clinicians can even plan their staffing around this clear view of pending workload.” Lancashire Cardiac Centre Before implementing the Strata Pathways™ software, referrals were received in a variety of ways. This presented a significant challenge to ensure sufficient oversight of patient flow and caused a drain on staff time with the need for many phone calls between the referring Hospital and the LCC team. To combat this, LCC is linked via Strata Pathways™ system ensuring information is passed quickly from hospital to hospital, and accurate information is passed so that patients can get the high level of care LCC provides in the most time-efficient manner. A key to this is ensuring mandatory data is captured with the electronic referral form. The benefits of this system to both care providers and patients include:
  • Reliable access to Lancashire Cardiac Centre services,
  • Improved patient flow pathways,
  • Consistent patient records for referrals,
  • Improved access to patient records for reporting and auditing,
  • Consistency in information sharing across hospital teams, and
  • Better patient scheduling and referrals.
Strata Health is pleased to be working with healthcare stakeholders to improve their systems and ensure better experiences for both patient and care providers. About Lancashire Cardiac Centre  Far more than a title, being a Centre of Excellence the Lancashire Cardiac Centre offers patients the very latest in diagnostics, treatments and surgical techniques in an impressive purpose built facility designed with patient focus at the forefront. Maintaining their status as a centre for excellence in cardiology requires continuous training, education and clinical practice being constantly being reviewed and revised through audits, education and delivering cutting edge treatments to serve patients across the Lancashire and South Cumbria area. The Centre is at the forefront of cardiology, investing in new technology and new types of procedures. Examples of Lancashire Cardiac Centre cutting edge procedures are: Port-access Mitral valve replacement, endovascular vein harvesting, ventricular assist devices and percutaneous aortic valve replacement. About Strata Health  With over 20 years of experience in the health technology sector, Strata Health is the leading provider of intelligent, digital tools for resource allocation, patient transitions, and patient flow innovation across the care continuum. Strata Health supports healthcare clients on three continents, helping over 12 million patients worldwide get the care they need faster. Strata’s software solutions improve the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions worldwide. 
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