Building on the success of the Scan4Safety programme at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), are running a one day event inviting industry, regulators and NHS partners to horizon scan for technologies that will enable a fully connected patient pathway.
The Scan4Safety foundation programme in Leeds has successfully increased patient visibility, hospital product tracking and understanding of the hospital’s supply chain, allowing LTHT to put the focus on patients, reduce the time spent on administrative tasks and work towards the national ambition of a paper-light NHS. So far the program has saved £2.3 million and has a predicted return on Investment of 4:1.
The programme so far has focused on:
- Patient – Unique identification
- Place – Location number
- Product – Catalogue management
- Inventory Management
- Product recall
- Purchase to pay
The event is designed to explore what technologies are available, potentially from other industries such as manufacturing and warehouse logistics, or soon to be available, that can be applied within a Hospital setting to fully inform a “connected patient pathway”. The event will involve:
(1) Talks from the NHS, Regulators and Industry; identifying unmet needs and showcasing upcoming technologies respectively.
(2) A ‘market hall’ networking session to promote discussion and showcase technology
(3) A round table session to discuss in more detail the technologies showcased.
More information is available here