Synopsis Home - Pre-op Questionnaire at Home

Synopsis Home

Enabling patients to complete their pre-op health questionnaire outside the hospital. Reducing unnecessary hospital visits and cancellation rates. Improving theatre utilisation and patient satisfaction.

What is Synopsis Home?

Synopsis Home is a web application enabling patients to complete their pre-operative health questionnaire remotely - outside of the hospital.

Patients can complete their pre-op health questionnaire in the comfort of their home, office, on the train or even while on holiday, anytime that is convenient for them. Once the health questionnaire is completed, it is then shared directly with the hospital, allowing the care team to triage patients more efficiently than ever before.

Synopsis Home is cloud based and all data is owned by the patient. Patient information can only be viewed by the hospital in Synopsis iQ once permission is granted by the patient and the patient is notified when their data has been accessed.

Releasing time and reducing post-surgery re-admissions

By reducing the number of unnecessary hospital visits, Synopsis Home helps release time for staff. Released time within the pre-assessment process enables staff to optimise time with high-risk patients, who require more one-to-one time. Spending more clinical time with high-risk patients provides the opportunity to better educate them on pre and post-surgery care, leading to reductions in post-surgery re-admissions.

40% of all preoperative screenings in Secondary Care could be conducted remotely. Saving 1.2 million face-to-face hospital appointments per year. Releasing cost efficiencies to the value of £48 million. Digital by Default, commissioned by the Department of Health.

Synopsis Home re-designs the assessment process

The traditional paper-based pre-operative assessment process requires the patient to be sent a letter through the post inviting them to attend hospital on a specific date, to complete a pre-op assessment with a nurse. This appointment can take a while to come through, requires the patient to physically attend hospital, and have one-to-one time with a nurse – possibly an hour or more.

Synopsis Home re-designs this process, enabling patients to complete their pre-op health questionnaire immediately. Once it is decided an operation is required, the patient registers and completes the pre-op health questionnaire on a secure web application, anytime and anywhere that is convenient.

The Synopsis Home health questionnaire can be completed on any mobile device, and on average, takes just 8 minutes for the patient to complete.

Once the health questionnaire is completed, the patient shares the results with the hospital allowing the care team to triage their patients through Synopsis iQ.

Patient information can only be viewed by the hospital once permission is granted, and the patient is notified when their data is accessed by the hospital.

The key benefits :
  • Allows patients to complete the pre-op health questionnaire anytime, anywhere.
  • Allows patients to complete the health questionnaire immediately, rather than wait for an appointment to re-attend hospital.
  • Improves theatre utilisation by improving the pathway to theatre.
  • Reduces risk of surgery cancellations - including on-the-day cancellations.
  • Increases patient satisfaction.
  • The questionnaire is quick for patients to complete - on average just 8 minutes.
  • Risk assessment levels supported by ASA risk score.
  • Cardiac risk and lung risk levels provided.
  • Low-risk patients can be assessed without the need to visit hospital.
  • Increases patient throughput.
  • Reduces post-surgery re-admissions.
  • Patients can be triaged faster and more effectively.
  • Improves hospital outcomes post-surgery.
  • Visible audit trail.
  • Paper elimination (and the cost of paper / printing).
  • Reduces costs for patients (less parking, travel, time off work etc.).
Packed with features
  • Synopsis Home integrates easily with Synopsis iQ inside the hospital.
  • Patients self-register and are in control of sharing their data.
  • Compatibility across a range of platforms and mobile devices.
  • The health questionnaire is made available to patients as soon as they have finished their consultation.
  • Patients can submit their health questionnaire in their own time, even outside of 9-5 working hours.
  • Patients are informed when the hospital has downloaded their health questionnaire.
  • Seamless integration into the hospital's digital pre-assessment software, linking into the Electronic Patient Record summary
  • Hospitals can customise the URL to be launched from their own websites.
  • Supports future practice of Fast-Track low risk patients and procedures through to surgery.
What makes Synopsis Home different?
  • Patients self-register and control their own health answers.
  • Answers are stored as usable data, that can be queried and used in other applications.
  • Synopsis Home links seamlessly into the hospitals own digital pre-assessment software, without the need to transcribe or move information across.
  • No need for additional server space or storage by the hospital.
  • The patient is informed when the hospital has downloaded their health questionnaire.
  • The patient can only be viewed by the hospital they have shared the information with.
  • The architecture of the product is secure, robust and reliable.
  • Synopsis Home, used with Synopsis iQ, automatically calculates scores for ASA, POSPOM and Stop-BANG.
  • No limitation for the patient, as to when and how they can access the health questionnaire.
  • Hospitals can customise the URL to be launched from their own websites.
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