Community diagnostic centres
Unlocking better, more efficient patient pathways with community diagnostic centres.
As new CDCs support increased diagnostic capacity to tackle the elective care backlog, Bleepa can deliver the digital infrastructure they need to securely share diagnostic information and bring teams together around the patient to make quicker, well informed clinical decisions.
“If you want to achieve efficiency and drive down the elective care backlog, you need to realise a vision for a connected end-to-end pathway that requires a new digital infrastructure,”
Dr Tom Oakley, CEO of Feedback Medical Ltd, manufacturer of Bleepa.
Creating efficiencies and improving patient pathways
Combined, Bleepa and CareLocker form an end-to-end clinical referral tool, allowing clinicians across every step of a patient journey to share and consult on the relevant data and make inpatient referrals and outpatient handovers across primary and secondary care settings.
Data remains accessible as the patient moves, making sure that the right information is centrally available to all clinicians in a single, auditable care record. Bleepa can be easily integrated into any existing IT infrastructure in both primary, secondary and community care. This creates a more efficient way to move patients through a care pathway, transferring the patient data seamlessly across care settings.
Reducing diagnostic wait times by up to 70%
Initial data from the Bleepa symptom-based CDC pathway is showing encouraging results to date, with an approximate 70% saving in patient wait times compared to the NHS 18-week referral to treatment (RTT) target, without the need for additional clinical staff. Evidence also shows that in 89% of cases there was a reduced need for outpatient appointments.
Prioritise patients against
Bleepa provides integrated care leaders with visibility of the status of patients and where they are in their
care journey at any stage.
Ideal for cancer alliance, imaging and pathology networks, Bleepa’s simple, dashboard view provides clear monitoring against faster diagnosis and other national targets to prioritise patients and speed up care.
The dashboard enables users to easily:
- See patient status in a simple view
- Receive breach alerts
- Deep dive into case notes and test results
- Chat directly with colleagues
Delivering end-to-end pathway management with Sussex Integrated Care System
The Bleepa team has worked closely with teams at the Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) to deliver the first live and operational end-to-end symptom-based pathway in the CDC space.
GPs can refer onto a pathway linked to their patient’s symptoms, resulting in a programme of coordinated tests at the CDC. The results can be reviewed by a team of relevant consultants from multiple specialties asynchronously, streamlining the patient pathway and enabling quicker treatment plans and better outcomes.
This enables the CDC to be used not merely as a source of diagnostic tests but as part of an integrated clinical management and support service. All conversations and decisions are captured as part of an auditable patient record.
Bleepa and CareLocker integrate with both GP and QVH systems, creating a wrapper of clinical data around the individual patient. This data can then be shared via Bleepa with the whole multi-disciplinary team to discuss and recommend further action, with an end-to-end conversation linking GPs and specialists around the patient case. The breathlessness pathway is reviewed by a cardiologist, a respiratory consultant and an ENT consultant.
Sussex provides a blueprint model for how CDCs can be delivered across the UK, demonstrating a complete end-to-end, symptom-based pathway with underlying connected data transfer, pathway progress measurement, and fully auditable clinical decision making.
Bleepa’s digital platform:
- Receives and makes referrals, as well as enables access to patient diagnostic information; including clinical-grade medical images
- Connects GPs with specialists for asynchronous conversations around patient results and decisions
- Integrates with regional provider systems to retrieve relevant historic results and images for clinicians. It can also push studies to relevant providers as required
- Securely accessible from any internet-connected device through our zero-footprint application
- Uniquely patient centric and our proprietary data architecture enables the creation of a patient centric record for the pathway and beyond
Bleepa provides visibility of the whole patient pathway. Authorised providers, commissioners and other organisations involved in care delivery can access patient information, discuss care, and refer the patient to other services at any time. Deliver better with Bleepa.
88% of staff identified Bleepa as easy to use
An independent report on the use of Bleepa at the Northern Care Alliance concluded that:
- 76% of staff interviewed identified meaningful time savings through their use of Bleepa.
- 80% of staff identified an improvement in staff communication compared to previous referral methods.
- 88% of staff identified Bleepa as easy to use.
Safe and secure pathway management
Bleepa is a regulated, safe and proven communications imaging tool. Powered on a fast, scalable and secure cloud infrastructure, Bleepa can be easily integrated into any existing IT infrastructure.
We support all standard interfaces and work with all our clients for a smooth implementation and integration. Therefore, we can integrate with your PACS, e-Referral Service (e-RS), radiology information system (RIS), summary care record and other clinical systems.
Building a team around a patient
Whether you are working within a single care setting or incorporating third-party resources, because Bleepa can bring together the key data and people, everyone is connected as part of the core clinical team.
Through Bleepa, GPs can connect with specialists for advice, guidance, and diagnostic discussion asynchronously, saving everyone time.