patient journey

patient journey

A formal term for the sequence of care events which a patient follows from the point of entry into the system triggered by illness until the patient is discharged from hospital to his or her home, care home, hospice or due to death.
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This approach illustrates a clear focus on understanding the patient journey when developing therapeutic solutions.
Our clinical solutions address the specific needs of healthcare professionals by providing them with the tools they need at every stage of the patient journey," said Jay Katzen, President, Elsevier Clinical Solutions.
We have prepared 34 patient journey points, which should be followed from the point when the patient enters the hospital until he or she leaves.
Starting with helping people to decide what to do, through to life saving transfers to hospital, the five steps are designed to focus attention on developing critical parts of the patient journey and working with the public to improve their experience of emergency ambulance services.
Establishing a new regime for GP commissioning, Ms Helmn said that by providing support services beyond clinical education such as marketing, financial and patient journey planning advice, the Academy offered the means of integrating optical coherence tomography into practice.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center designed their joint replacement program, called The Methodist Joint Academy, around the patient journey to include a spectrum of preparation, orientation, treatment options, and follow-up care.
In mental health, gender safety is an important part of the patient journey, and can include ensuring a particular gender of nurse works with a particular patient, eg female nurses caring for female patients with a history of sexual abuse.
The Trust has made significant improvements to achieve these great results over recent months and continues to further improve the patient journey from admission to discharge to enable bed availability for next emergency admission.
The first app, called Patient Journey, helps the patient understand the diagnostic tests and processes they may follow during their treatment.
Smart apps involve communication with customers before they visit our hospitals; smart hospitals ensure that when they visit us, the patient journey is enhanced through the use of advanced technology such as touch screens, tablets etc.
It''''s about improving the patient journey from the moment they get in touch, from when they make the first phone call right through to their operation or whatever treatment they need.
A small and dedicated team support the patient journey, she adds, which means many have chosen to come back if they find they need another procedure as they have been so satisfied with their experience.

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