20 September 2019
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The project: Redeveloping the admissions process across the hospital to improve the quality of patient information and the speed of entering this information at the admission stage.
In partnership with digital design specialists, our electronic patient record development team have introduced new admissions documentation within the patient record.
It was clear that many people were being admitted using inconsistent admissions processes. Documentation was unstructured and not formatted correctly. The time taken by clinicians to complete the admissions document was between 40 and 55 minutes.
So we researched and prototyped a new admissions documentation solution, working with staff throughout the hospital and particularly within the Emergency Department.
Helping staff by
For patients this means:
For the organisation this means:
Redesigning the electronic admissions process is also linked to new ward round documentation, rehabilitation and therapy documentation and discharge documentation which have been launched at Salford Royal.
The Electronic Patient Record development team has worked with clinicians to create and redesign the current electronic documentation to enquire it is fit for purpose and is used consistently throughout the organisation.