HSJ feature – Exploring how elective care demand and capacity modelling must take a new form

Amid an array of new complications, historic models for elective care will need to be reimagined and patient safety remain a guiding principle, argues our founder, Karina Malhotra.

As a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, elective care waiting lists are longer than ever before. As the NHS begins to recommence elective care, it is vital to consider innovative approaches to enable an efficient and successful recovery whilst maintaining patient safety at the core.

In this article we explore which tools and resources should receive focus – in particular we discuss the importance of data quality and scenario-based capacity planning. The article also highlights how these may need to be adapted to respond to the uncertainty still present in the healthcare landscape where the pandemic continues to have a very real impact.

Acumentice prides itself in approaching elective care recovery with bespoke and innovative solutions to suit each NHS organisation’s unique needs.

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HSJ feature – How managing data effectively now is vital for elective care recovery post COVID-19

As NHS leaders begin to think about recovery after the pandemic, it is vital to take appropriate actions now to prepare for the expected growth in elective waiting times and the potential impact on patient safety, writes Acumentice Founder Karina Malhotra in the HSJ.

Data quality within the elective care waiting list may not seem to be the top priority right now; but we, at Acumentice, believe that it will play a significant role in Trusts’ recovery efforts. More importantly, to patients’ outcomes and their lives. When the fog of war from the coronavirus has lifted, every Trust is likely to be facing increased waiting list sizes holding more long waiting patients with potentially deteriorating health conditions.

The challenges Trusts will face, as well as some of the most effective actions we are working with our partners on to help aid their recovery are discussed.

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The Importance of Diversity in the NHS

Our Founder Karina Malhotra writes in the European Business Magazine on The Importance of Diversity in the NHS.

This month as part of feature on senior women in leadership across Europe, Karina shares her views in the European Business Magazine on the importance of harnessing the benefits of new technologies and a more diverse workforce to drive healthcare improvements in the future.

The article showcases Acumentice’s commitment to supporting healthcare systems meet the ever increasing needs of our patients in a sustainable and effective manner, along with our belief in embracing diversity and innovation to ensure care is patient focused and equitable for all.

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Trialling Qubit as a COVID-19 tracking solution

As part of Acumentice’s commitment to supporting our clients through the current Coronavirus crisis, we have partnered with one of London’s leading Trusts to trial the use of our partner product Qubit as a tracking and reporting solution for management of infected patients. Currently the software is being trialled as a means to track infection status, test results/dates, cancellations and outcome recording from telephone/video clinics

For more information about how Qubit can help support your services please contact us at info@acumentice.com

Acumentice supporting Trusts through COVID-19

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the UK, the pressure on our healthcare system continues to increase and gaps in hospital workforce are causing challenges to meeting the crisis.

Acumentice are committed to supporting our clients through this difficult time and are coordinating additional capacity for filling staffing gaps, both on site and as remote working teams.

Key support available:
• Both front line administrative placements and interim senior management candidates are available immediately to fill gaps self by substantive staff having to self isolate and support can also be provided to arrange secure remote working solutions for your staff.

• Training, floor walking and upskilling support on PAS systems are available for staff redeployed across departments, volunteers or retired NHS staff returning to work.
• COVID related data tracking support is available with through digital or manual processes
• Elective care project / programme management, including OPD virtualisation, triaging and cancellation management

If your services need support during this crisis please get in touch at info@acumentice.com

Acumentice celebrate being awarded major Public Sector Framework inclusion

Acumentice are proud to be part of a select group of companies approved for the London Procurement Partnership (LPP). This reflects the trust the LPP have in our services and the value they offer and should allow more rapid deployment of solutions to our clients.

We have been awarded a Framework Agreement RM6008 Management Consultancy Framework 2 (MCF2) Lot 1: Business consultancy services.

We look forward to working with more NHS Trusts and other public bodies through the LPP, supporting them with their RTT waiting times and data quality challenges.

For more information about accessing Acumentice services through the framework please get in touch at info@acumentice.com

Announcement of partnership with Qubit

Acumentice are proud to announce their partnership with Qubit to provide innovative data quality management software to our clients. Qubit provides a bespoke validation tracking portal for managing patient pathways and RTT reporting workloads, harnessing the potential of machine learning for auto-validation and visual displays of patient pathway interventions.

This software is helping us support our clients reduce inefficiencies, achieve sustainable data quality and reductions in human error whilst also providing visibility to operational managers and senior leaders for areas for improvement.

To find out more about Qubit and how it can help support your data quality initiatives and RTT delivery please get in touch at info@acumentice.com