Digital Outpatients
How can better use of digital technology and data improve the experience and outcomes for people traditionally attending hospital outpatient appointments, and how can the NHS drive down the cost of meeting their needs?

Ideas (Publish, Detailed Submission)

Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
The Zesty patient portal is simple to use, designed for mobile devices first and very cost effective. Patients love to use it, with adoption rates by specialty of more than 50%.
Overview of Innovation:
At Zesty we've been working hard with a group of NHS trusts to digitally transform outpatient appointment management.

Our patient portal has been built from the ground up with appointment management as its core function, ensuring a secure, robust and friction free patient experience. We deliver significant cost savings and overall efficiency gains via -
  • Full EPR integration – our system is read & write enabled.
  • A best in class user experience – support for all devices with a strong focus on smartphone.
  • Complex workflow management support, including support for integrated reporting and other downstream process management.
  • Support for first appointment, follow ups, remote consultations and ERS.
  • e-Broadcast – fill cancelled slots with patients further down the waiting list.
  • Intelligent SMS and notification support.
  • N3 secure hosting and access.
  • Complete control of RTT target times and slot publishing rulesets, customisable by specialty.
Digital Letters 

The Zesty patient portal provides patients access to their letters instantly and give them the ability to ‘opt out’ of paper completely.
  • Seamless integration with your existing HL7 messaging or document management system.
  • Instant document view on any device – optimised for smartphones.
  • Support for all letter and document types.
  • Automated suppression of paper letters, for those patients who have opted to go paperless.
 
Real world savings
 
We're committed to driving both tangible cost reductions and incremental revenue via the use of our portal. We can support the business case process with independently verified cost saving data, based on the % of patients who use our portal. We target a minimum 3:1 ROI.

We enable savings via
  • Less phone calls
  • Less paper, stamps and associated fulfilment charges
  • Lower in person administrative support
  • More accurate patient pathway management
  • More accurate patient demographic data
We generate income via
  • Increased attendance rate (lower DNA's)
  • Enabling remote appointment management – at the new tariff rate
Zesty is live across 11 NHS Trusts, our flagship NHS Trust is Milton Keynes University Hospitals.
 
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
We don't measure success on paper based savings, we deliver actual, real world, cost reductions.
 
We're committed to driving both tangible cost reductions and incremental revenue via the use of our portal. We can support the business case process with independently verified cost saving data, based on the % of patients who use our portal. We target a minimum 3:1 ROI.
In addition to the significant benefits for patient experience, the main financial benefits being realised are :
 
  • Reduction in paper letters, stamps and fulfilment costs;
  • Reduction in administrative head count;
  • Lowering inbound call volumes and reducing time to answer calls;
  • Capacity and efficiency improvements around outpatient appointment slots;
  • Reduction in DNA’s;
  • Increase in perceived transparency surrounding medical record access.
Initial Review Rating
5.00 (2 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
The Zesty patient portal supports the delivery of the Five Year Forward View at both a local and national level. Our portal completely supports the ability to deliver better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.
 
Zesty understand Acute NHS Trusts face ongoing financial pressures, therefore they need to take action as soon as possible to ensure patients, their families and carers are empowered to take more control over their own care and treatment.
 
For example… 
 
Better Health– 
 
Improve access to secondary care, acute and outpatient services
 
Increasing the ability to support people in their own homes
 
Better Patient Care– 
 
use of digital technology for pre visit and post treatment. Enables care providers to deliver better care by capturing both clinical and non-clinical data from patients.
 
Providing digital solutions for self-care, virtual consultations and interoperability to increase patients’ access to information and reduce duplication and travel.
 
Improved NHS Efficiency– 
 
unlocking cash saving benefits 
  • Less phone calls
  • Less paper, stamps and associated fulfilment charges
  • Lower in person administrative support
  • More accurate patient pathway management
  • More accurate patient demographic data
 
Current and planned activity: 
Zesty are currently engaged in a number of direct conversations with NHS Trusts and via channel partners. We are planning to exhibit at and attend the main NHS focused conference and events in 2019.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Zesty Ltd owns 100% of the IP for our products.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
Very high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
0-6 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Regional Scalability:
The Zesty portal could be scaled across WM once direct EPR/PAS integrations have been acheived.

Zesty has experience of scaling products regionally, for example in 2017 Zesty was part of the consortium that won the 9 Year Pan London Sexual Health Digital Transformation Programme.

The new service is the result of a unique collaboration of 29 London boroughs who commission sexual health services and has been developed following comprehensive consultations with patients and clinicians.

http://ssha.info/london-sexual-health-transformation-programme-may-briefing/
Measures:
In addition to the significant benefits for patient experience, the main outcomes we focus on are :

* Reduction in paper letters, stamps and fulfilment costs
* Reduction in administrative head count
* Lowering inbound call volumes and reducing time to answer calls
* Capacity and efficiency improvements around outpatient appointment slots* Reduction in DNA’s
* Increase in perceived transparency surrounding medical record access
 
Adoption target:
Adoption rate targets are 30% of patients within 6 months.
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Lloyd Price 22/10/2018 - 09:39 Detailed Submission 2 comments
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