400 – Perfecting Patient Flow & Optimising Hospital Operations. Nick White & Kaye Hocking, Alcidion
In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is joined by Nick White and Kaye Hocking from Alcidion. Together, they delve into the topic of improving patient care and streamlining healthcare journeys. They emphasise the importance of prioritising clinician and patient needs before integrating technology, focusing on data liberation and technology support for clinical workflow. The conversation covers patient flow management, the value of data integration and interoperability in healthcare, and the potential of artificial intelligence in predicting demand and capacity mismatches in patient flow.
Understanding patient flow as managing care delivery for individual patients and across the system
Importance of prioritising clinician and patient needs before integrating technology
Tailoring patient flow solutions to different hospital settings for optimising patient journey and experience
Benefits of optimising length of stay for patients and addressing patient discharge planning
The impact of digital solutions on bed management, handover preparation time, and administrative burden on clinicians
The potential of artificial intelligence and natural language processing in patient flow solutions
[3:30] Kaye Hocking explains the concept of patient flow management and its significance in healthcare
[9:20] Nick White emphasizes the importance of prioritizing clinician and patient needs before integrating technology
[15:45] Discussion on tailoring patient flow solutions to different hospital settings
[21:10] Exploring the challenges in patient allocation and the impact of technology on managing patient information
[30:05] Importance of data integration and interoperability in healthcare and patient care delivery
[35:40] The benefits of optimising length of stay for patients and the potential of artificial intelligence in predicting demand and capacity mismatches
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