Zesty are looking forward to presenting and sharing our work digitally transforming outpatients with a number of NHS Trusts at the Eastern AHSN Digital Outpatients Innovation Exchange Event on March 10th 2020.
We look forward to demoing our integrated patient portal as part of the 3 minute pitch, discussing project plans during the roundtable conversations and answering any questions from attendee’s on our exhibition stand.
About Eastern AHSN
Eastern Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) set up to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system – in order to achieve the ultimate goals of both improving health and generating economic growth.
About Digital Outpatients Innovation Exchange
Across the NHS, the number of outpatient appointments has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. With increased demand on services and a renewed focus in the NHS Long Term Plan to provide online consultations to a third of all outpatient appointments, our digital outpatients innovation exchange aims to explore how the latest digital innovations can deliver better outpatient services.
“The outpatient system is older than the NHS and the time has come to grasp the nettle and use tech and other innovations to improve patients’ experience and care. As part of the long-term plan for the NHS, it’s right we look at ways to cut unnecessary appointments, save thousands of journeys, reduce traffic and pollution and make the NHS more efficient.” – NHS England Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis
Our challenge statements outline the opportunities in delivering outpatient services differently. They will be refined and ratified by our Advisory Panel, a selected group of healthcare professionals across the local system.
- Improving the patient experience – some patients find hospital visits time-consuming and expensive. Children and the elderly particularly can find it especially stressful. How can we make their experience better, or give alternative ways of accessing care?
- Improving capacity in outpatient clinics – expanding or making the best possible use of available capacity can increase the number of patients who can be seen, reduce waiting lists and better meet demand.
- How to build and deliver a digital future – moving to digital appointments and review clinics will require cultural change.
- Improving financial inefficiencies – demonstrating that digital review clinics offer financial benefits, can help increase capacity and reduce costly waiting list initiative clinics.
- Improving clinical outcomes – How do we ensure that patients with more urgent needs can be seen sooner?