Case Study: Blackpool Single Point of Discharge (SPoD)

OVERVIEW

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals deployed Strata PathWaysTM to help streamline and automate their new Single Point of Discharge (SPoD) service for hospital patients. The integrated solution allows for hospital nursing staff to make a single, simple referral to the SPoD where the patient is reviewed, triaged and signposted into the most appropriate downstream out-of-hospital service.


PROJECT GOALS

  • Streamline and automate referral process
  • Integrate between the hospital PAS and Strata PathWays
  • Reduce DToC and improve patient flow
  • Ensure accurate information is captured and transferred at all stages in the process


EARLY OUTCOMES

  • Reduced rekeying of data between systems
  • Improved referral quality and accuracy
  • Reduced discharge delays
  • Reductions in length of stay in hospital


BLACKPOOL SPoD REFERRAL TRIAGE TIME INTERVAL IN MINUTES

“Following the introduction of Strata into the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, it has enabled us to work collaboratively between health and local authority. We have merged both the rehabilitation coordinators and the hospital discharge team, facilitating safer discharge of patients to their ongoing destination. The Strata process has worked ideally in these unprecedented times of COVID-19, as it has allowed us to work remotely using a system that is simple and effective to complete. The Strata team has really helped.”

Suzanne Parker
Single Point of Discharge Manager/Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


ABOUT BLACKPOOL TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS Foundation Trust providing health services in North Lancashire, England. Blackpool Victoria Hospital, known locally as “The Vic,” is the main hospital for Blackpool and the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England. For more information, visit www.bfwh.nhs.uk.


ABOUT STRATA HEALTH SOLUTIONS

With almost 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 are improving the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions around the world.

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