The efficient use of digital and data can empower Healthcare to improve productivity and outcomes.

To do this Healthcare must be able to mirror processes with coherent, trusted information. This must be accessible through a single point of entry. That provides governed, compliant information to professionals and administators. This enables trust in data and privacy.

Within this we outline a number of questions we've been asked by Healthcare institutions. We explain how our solution can enable efficient, localised processes to contribute trusted, governed data.

Clinical problem the innovation solves?

Digitalisation hasn't been a magic bullet for Healthcare.

It's left some providers behind the curve, others with silos. Those with silos have created layers of replication and cost. The transformation has shoehorned tasks into these silos. This has left some struggling to support change. With all Healthcare institutions increasing wastage to deliver "Joined up" systems.

This hasn't maximised the flexibility of digital. It has replicated data to multiple web portals, with inadequate data to make informed decisions without wastage. Thats delivered mass data fragmentation, with the outcome being higher costs.

Healthcare and Government need to bring data together around a customer. This means creating a single point of entry to a chain of transactions. These transactions can be within Healthcare or across Government services. This enables them to support the customers needs, delivering better outcomes.

Our solution provides the coordination to seamlessly make relevant information about patients accessible to staff when and where they need it. It does five things to achieve that.

It:

  • Provides a joined up care record management architecture. This enables processes and tasks to be personalised.
  • Migrates from paper and jumbled silos.
  • Enables process and task automation.
  • Creates coherent streams to visualise and learn from data in real time.
  • Empowers agile, localised processes to contribute trusted, governed data to an Electronic Healthcare Record.
  • Supports a collaborative network. It empowers members to exchange trusted, governed information.

Our solution harnesses a valuable asset within Healthcare, data. It provides a root data object that connect data across systems. This provides an information chain to be displayed within a single view at professionals and administrators fingertips. This remove disturbance and wastage, enabling them to make informed decisions faster.

Our solutions built from the ground up to support connected information. It's designed to reuse and build on data and components. It makes data simple to share and provides fine grained governance rules. This supports compliance and security needs.

Its joined up decentralised architecture provides a way to bridge gaps. These gaps can be between Health and Social care, other local government departments, policing etc. It achieves this without replication. This enables Healthcare to govern joined-up information. This creates a single version of the truth, that is governed and collaborated on from one place of storage. This increases agility, reduces delivery and ongoing costs and inspires trust in data.

Our solutions built in tool-kit empowers a faster time to value. The low-code form builder enables Healthcare to build on the value of data and investments. This allows them to achieve faster outcomes, breaking down silos and spreadsheets.

You can try GARNET8 Collaboration Clouds (G8CC) here. Within this we transform a paper form used within Southampton NHS trust. We create a service in less than 10 minutes that is extendible. This creates the foundation for a decentralised joined-up architecture.

How does the product aims to help Healthcare?

By enabling Healthcare to work seamlessly together to support customers (patients). In doing so it will allow them to realise the value of digital and data. It provides a technology to support transformation, not a technology program. The product provides a low risk, low cost way to transform data management across Healthcare.

It aims to transform Healthcare from a layer of silos and gateways to an hierarchical data model. This model mirrors the way in which customers interact with Healthcare. As transactions of data our connected to a root data object. This empowers the "interoperable" exchange and collaboration on data across Healthcare and Government services.

The product aims to remove duplicated effort and costs. This will allow Healthcare to maximise the value of digital and data. It focuses on enabling the reuse of components and data, to improve data quality, access (governance) and collaboration. The reuse of governed information allows localised processes to contribute trusted information to a healthcare record chain. With this it would be possible to share data across traditional boundaries, while privacy and governance.

Instead of a folder or care record which looks back to the structure of paper. We prefer to look at it as a chain of care. In a chain of care each record is linked to an identifier record. This provides a single point of entry to a governed chain of information. This information is seamlessly viewed within a single screen. Within the screen they can filter and search information to make informed decisions.

It wants to make the secure management and delivery of systems simple. This allows Healthcare to focus on the customer, not technology and its use. The connected record chain creates an data model outlined below. This simple data model empowers the flexibility.

In our documentation we take you through 4 steps to build localised services. This demonstrates how Healthcare can provide agility, breaking down the high cost, rigid, legacy systems. This provides ongoing value, as Healthcare can extend systems.

The data model demonstrates the use of a citizen identifier. Transactions across Healthcare would be joined-to this. The citizen identifier would become the single point of entry. This data model can be applied across Government services.

This functionality is demonstrated within our interactive guided tour. Within it we create a service based on the above data architecture. We transform a paper form used within an English NHS trust. This creates an extendible, agile, decentralised Electronic Healthcare Record system.

The Healthcare professional uses a web browser on a desktop or mobile device to lookup the citizen identifier. They then use the 'View Attached' functionality to aggregate connected information into a single view. This data is governed based on access to unqiue data objects within the chain of records.

What is an estimated cost savings Healthcare?

A freer UK report estimated the cost saving of joined-up data management within the UK Government at £8 Billion per year.

Tim Kelsey, Former National Director for Patients and Information £10 billion plan was never realised. One because he wanted to role it out over processes and was trying to build on sand.

The fragmented foundation left a technology solution that sat above processes slipping through the gaps.

We've taken a different approach that could achieve this sizeable outcome. We've made it simple to support and role out solutions the sit below the processes. This means they aren't contributing to it, its contributing to them.

Our solution mirrors processes, tasks and organisation architectures. It does this with the ability to share governed data across platforms seamlessly. This mirrors the decentralised nature of Healthcare and Government within the UK.

G8CC mirrors tried and tested communication models. This shows how G8CC mirrors the department structure with coherent, trusted IT systems.

Beyond these our solution removes the replication and overheads that Master Data Management and integration systems have created. This breaks the NHS away from multiple licenses to store the same data across boundaries to implement joined-up information. Its ability to easily build on value, remove the recurring wheel of debt within IT delivery.

Productivity will be achieved by breaking down processes that rely on scanning or fax. This will achieve additional value.