MyPreOp is an online patient driven preoperative assessment. The national award-winning innovation reduces f2f consultations and saves nurses time while reducing travel and carbon. The Clinician Portal facilitates individual patient management and the whole pre-operative assessment service including managing the clinical risk in the backlog of patients awaiting elective surgery.
Managing the backlog
There has been a surge of interest in MyPreOp® during the COVID-19 crisis as hospitals search for ways to reduce face-to-face (f2f) preoperative consultations and manage the growing backlog of patients. This has resulted in rapid adoption and an increasing number of Trusts developing business cases. Before the crisis, 30% of patients completing MyPreOp® avoided a f2f appointment and this rose to 40% in February and March as the crisis developed.
During the pandemic MyPreOp® has been implemented at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath, Northampton General Hospital and at Guys and St Thomas’s. It is built on FHIR to facilitate interoperability with other systems.
MyPreOp® is part of a suite of pre-procedure assessments e.g. MyEndo® before an endoscopy. The programs are built on the Ultramed Digital Health Platform which allows other patient facing solutions to be rapidly developed.
Ultramed has secured Innovate UK funding to build 10 outpatient-facing programs completed by the patient before a secondary care consultation. This allows the hospital clinician to review the information and choose between offering advice to the patient and GP, conducting a remote consultation or a f2f appointment.
MyOrtho®, MyCardiology®, MyHaematology®, MyDerm® and MyRheum® have been built and are ready for implementation. The suite of outpatient products under the trademark of MyOPD® has the potential to reduce f2f outpatient appointments by 30% and improve the quality of information available to the clinician in the same way that MyPreOp® does. We would like to hear from individual organisations or health economies that would like to implement the pre-procedure assessment programs or provide test beds for the new outpatient products.