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Patient Flow Hack

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network in partnership with Hull & East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust (HEY), Hull CCG, NHS England and the AHSN Improvement Academy are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting a Patient Flow Hack event, at The Octagon, Hull on the 24th & 25th November.

The Patient Flow Hack is designed to provide a tangible solution to assist the challenge of patient flow. Patient flow is a complex and difficult challenge for all organisations. Colleagues from different departments in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEY), Hull CCG and social care will explore together the patient journeys.

A ‘Hack’ is based on the traditional concept of a ‘Hackathon’, whereby we bring people together and use their combined knowledge, wisdom and expertise to find new solutions to old problems over an intensive period of time.

Real data and patient journeys will be used to develop a shared understanding of patient flow throughout the hospital, which means that we can collaboratively identify where we should focus our efforts to make improvements. Local data from the last year will be used to model real patient journeys through the hospital from admission to discharge. The event will start with a physical simulation using this data to develop a shared understanding of the challenges and bottlenecks relating to patient flow.

Bringing together colleagues, academics, senior managers and front line staff to understand challenges across the system in relation to patient flow. This event will create a sense of energy and excitement to tackle a really difficult challenge. Please come along, share your experience and expertise and help us to hack the problem

The following question will be addressed;

How can we optimise the patient journey through the hospital, ensuring more effective patient flow and discharge?

The Hack will be held at The Octagon, HullWe appreciate that some diaries may not allow participants to attend both days, such as clinical commitments, however to ensure you get the most value out of the event, we do strongly recommend that every effort is made to attend both days. The event will be hosted virtually via a dedicated ‘Google Plus Platform’ that also includes helpful resources that may be useful to see prior to the event, including the agenda.

For more information  click here

To register to attend physically or virtually, please click here 

To access the Google plus page, including helpful resources, please click here