A health economic evaluation of the impact of OrthoPathway in NHS Trusts and the development of further clinical decision support applications to improve clinical effectiveness
OrthoPathway is a web platform designed to maximise the clinical effectiveness of NHS musculoskeletal services.
Patient-facing clinical staff are enabled to follow best practice national guidelines adapted by their local expert NHS consultants.
OrthoPathway is the first in a range of progressive web applications designed to support clinical staff to reliably make more rapid decisions on patient management and treatment across an integrated network of community and hospital-based services. The content management system enables the standardisation of treatment plans for all patient presentations through editable, fully illustrated, engaging interactive flowcharts.
Implementation results in:
• Reduced demand on emergency departments (EDs) as many patients are safely discharged or diverted to primary care from the community minor injury units (MIUs).
• Reduced length of stay in the EDs as the complex decision-making algorithms of specialists in Trauma and Orthopaedics are available to all clinical staff in an easy to navigate format.