RNOH launches Orthopedic Care Platform
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RNOH launches Orthopedic Care Platform

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital launches market-leading Pathpoint® platform for their patient management, referral triage, and PROMs ‘Leading Orthopedic Care, Together.’

London, Thursday 16th December 2021, For immediate distribution – Open Medical Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new launch of their Pathpoint® platform at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH). This launch follows a successful implementation of Pathpoint at RNOH during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the hospital started receiving trauma referrals for the first time in almost 40 years. On Monday, RNOH went live with Pathpoint for the S P A C E D project: Streamlining Processes to Achieve Clinical Excellence through Digitisation. This project, which will include streamlining Referral Management, Digital Consent, and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the first instance, will be digitized using Pathpoint’s bespoke patient care pathways and will encompass 15 subspecialties and over 50 different pathways.

During the project’s rollout over the next few months, all referrals to RNOH from across the country, whether urgent or elective, will be captured through Pathpoint’s single unified portal.

Pathpoint captures real-time, structured clinical data, is integrated with the eRS national referral system, and will allow the Trust’s clinicians to enhance the referral triage processes, ensuring patients are reviewed promptly regardless of where in the country they are referred from.

Pathpoint’s Digital Consent will ensure all patients have access to their crucial procedure documents, allowing them to review the information and provide informed consent safely and securely from their devices. As well as facilitating shared decision-making through a patient-friendly portal, Pathpoint will reduce administrative, environmental and financial burden on the Trust, improving efficiency, reducing litigation, and ensuring patient satisfaction.

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Finally, with healthcare providers and services gradually moving towards value-based healthcare models, tracking patient outcome measurements is increasingly critical, especially for hospitals like RNOH, where patients often have complex orthopedic diagnoses that require multiple operations, often over a prolonged period. Pathpoint’s Digital PROMs solution, which incorporates conditional logic to trigger patient questionnaires based on pathway type and prior scoring, will allow the Trust to monitor patient progress remotely over time, ensuring the Trust can demonstrate the impact of its interventions while identifying those patients who require further clinical attention.

Open Medical has a proven track record of providing digital transformation of clinical care pathways across multiple specialties, with Pathpoint pathway management systems used in over 90 NHS sites in the UK. The company prides itself on its agility, adaptability to the client’s needs, and rapid software deployment.

Key points about the technology utilized:

  • Coordination of care – Pathpoint is a cloud-based software that enables the coordination of patient care through real-time collaboration between distributed clinical and non-clinical
  • Improved patient triage and tracking – Pathpoint helps triage and prioritize daily workloads, enabling seamless patient care planning through integrated care pathways, regardless of location, and transcending geographical.
  • Data capture and data-driven care – Using advanced natural language processing, clinical information is immediately coded at the point of entry using the internationally recognized SNOMED-CT terminology, providing significantly improved reporting capabilities and quickly generating meaningful care metrics. This data can be utilized in a meaningful way to support future service planning and

Dr. Lila Dinner, Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer/CCIO, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, commented on the Pathpoint platform’s launch: “The new Pathpoint referral platform will be a huge benefit to our patients – and staff. We’re continually seeking ways to improve the patient experience at the RNOH, and a key part of that is sourcing new and improved systems that allow us to respond better and quicker. Pathpoint will allow us to streamline and manage referrals and utilize Patient ReporPatient-Reportedures. The result will be a better patient experience and better staff experience”.

About RNOH

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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the largest specialist orthopedic hospital in the UK, and are recognized world leader in the field of orthopedics, treats more than 120,000

neuro-musculoskeletal patients a year for complex conditions ranging from acute spinal injuries and bone cancer to chronic pain and joint reconstruction.

Stephanie O’Neill, S P A C E D project manager, and MSK Physiotherapy Lead, commented on the launch, “This exciting project that the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital has embarked on will shape how we enhance the care we deliver to our patients. We partnered with Open Medical to develop and implement a solution to improve our processes, align with our strategy, and future-proof our digital approach. The team at Open Medical will be training over 400 members of staff in the next few months and has been extremely engaging and supportive. It’s great to see the enthusiasm for digital transformation translating and delivering improved processes for our patients and staff.”

About Open Medical

Open Medical Ltd is behind the market-leading Pathpoint platform – a bespoke care pathway management system clinically designed for end-to-end digital workflows, encompassing many different specialties. Open Medical’s platforms serve thousands of healthcare professionals across over 90 NHS sites in the UK, providing over 250 customized digital patient care pathways.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Harry Lykostratis, Managing Director at Open Medical Ltd and orthopedic surgeon, said, “The collaboration between RNOH and Open Medical is pushing boundaries in delivering value-based healthcare, with the patient at the core of this digital transformation program. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to work with RNOH and are committed to supporting their vision for years to come.”

RNOH launches Orthopedic Care Platform