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Vitalhub adds NHS's daily report to MCAP

2020-07-29 09:06 ET - News Release

Mr. Dan Matlow reports


Vitalhub Corp. has incorporated the National Health Service's (NHS) mandated daily review and daily situation report (SITREP) into its proprietary MCAP (Making Care Appropriate for Patients) clinical utilization review solution.

Vitalhub has worked closely with the National Health Service England and National Health Service Improvement to embed their mandated daily review and daily situation report (SITREP) into the company's patient flow software, offering a streamlined and efficient solution that takes front-line staff 15 to 30 seconds per patient per day to complete. The MCAP tool saves significant clinical time and resource for front-line staff and typically identifies two times the number of patients for flow than current United Kingdom medically fit for discharge (MFFD) processes.

Notably, the COVID daily discharge SITREP collects data on the inpatient population of each acute trust and their discharge status each day using a centralized portal and has been important in monitoring and managing the progression of the pandemic. Accordingly, this integration into the company's utilization management solutions has been crucial in Vitalhub's clients' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MCAP tool identifies opportunities for whole-system patient flow improvements and integration and provides decision makers with the necessary evidence to provide advanced patient flow analytics in real time to support improvements in multidisciplinary team discharge and system integration.

The company's solution enables automatic reporting to the NHS on a trust's behalf, offering seamless integration with the trust's existing system. Moreover, through offering the mandated SITREPs through the MCAP software, trusts can take advantage of using the clinical guidelines and criteria offered through the solution to inform and guide answering the SITREP questions. As noted herein, this has produced a 200-per-cent increase in patients identified for discharge (through the use of MCAP solution), resulting in considerable improvements to resource efficiency and resultant improvements to the delivery and quality of care.

"Vitalhub's MCAP software is used to provide live data on patient's statuses across SRFT, and data is transmitted rapidly within the organization to the personnel who can effect change most rapidly. Senior managers and executive-level management also use the data in discussions with the relevant local agencies and partner organizations to manage patient flow across systems," said Hilary Richardson, CUR (clinical utilization review) project manager and phlebotomy manager, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. "Data entry is simple, fast, efficient and negates the need for ward attendance to ascertain reason for admission/plans for discharge, therefore reducing transmission risks to both patients and front-line staff. MCAP rapidly identifies large numbers of patients that have no reason to reside (non-qualified) and who can be discharged in preparation for a very large influx of patients requiring beds. This has been utilized to great effect during the recent COVID-19 pandemic."

"We are happy to report that we have met the additional requirement laid out by the NHS national framework for trusts to fill out the COVID daily SITREP, which will be incorporated into our standing offering within the framework," said Dan Matlow, chief executive officer of Vitalhub. "We are pleased that use of MCAP's clinical guideline criteria provides a tangible benefit to operational visibility and resource planning, and are encouraged by the opportunity for this benefit to be extended to COVID daily reporting."

As one of two approved vendors selected by the NHS to offer clinical utilization reviews within the NHS framework, Vitalhub is able to offer United Kingdom trusts access to its patient flow and operational visibility solutions through an expedited adoption pathway, avoiding requirements for independent tender or procurement cycles.

About Vitalhub Corp.

Vitalhub develops mission-critical technology solutions for health and human services providers in the mental health (child through adult), long-term care, community health service, home health, social service and acute care sectors. Vitalhub technologies include blockchain, mobile, patient flow, Web-based assessment and electronic health record solutions.

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