Expanding interoperability is a hallmark of efficient clinical systems in today’s health systems. However, as this new data sharing and integration drives enormous new data capture; new tools and methodologies must be engaged to make productive use of this new data resource on behalf of patients and clinicians.

Embodying this view, Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) NHS Trust have now implemented Phase 2 of their Child Health project, with Strata Health’s (SHL) workflow and eReferral platform at its core. This work will be one of several abstracts featured at this year’s King’s Fund Congress.

The project focus was to enable automation and data sharing between Acute, GP and Community services, underpinned by interoperability and a standardized, consistent approach to data sharing from the referring acute hospitals and GP’s surgeries. The project has now entered the UAT phase, providing automated screening, acceptance and management of referrals from Maternity departments, Emergency and Urgent Care centres as well as GP practices, sent in to CLCH, ensuring visibility of the patient during this journey. Wasim Shabir, Technical Lead for Interoperability at Strata Health commented, “By implementing a ‘multi layered solution’ using the Strata product stack, CLCH have de-coupled data integration from business process logic and have delivered a robust solution that promotes:

  • Re-Usability of components and modules developed
  • Extension of existing systems and services
  • Evolution of existing clinical & operational processes

The adoption of Strata Health by CLCH to implement clinical workflow automation that provides required, verified and validated information to the receiving CLCH Hub teams, has ensured the receipt of complete, auditable and appropriate referrals removing unnecessary administrative effort, such as clinicians manually chasing information. Furthermore, this bi-directional workflow automation is data rich, enabling real time operational benchmarks and quantitative best practice to be optimized within the Trust.

About NHS Central London Community Services:

CLCH provides community health services to around a million people across London and Hertfordshire. Every day, our professionals provide high quality healthcare in people’s homes or at convenient local clinics, helping them to stay well, manage their own health with the right support and avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in hospital. We support our patients at every stage of their lives; providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the endof their lives. We also help to ease the pressure on Accident and Emergency departments by offering walk-in and urgent care centres to treat people with minor injuries.

About Strata Health Ltd:

Strata Health leverages technology to achieve dramatic patient flow improvement within health systems. Our clients say they’ve entrusted us with the job of creating patient flow solutions that achieve real and dramatic benefits for patients, their families and the world’s devoted front line caregivers.

For more Information please contact: Clint Schick on 07909863342 / clint@stratahealth.com or visit www.stratahealth.co.uk

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