Digital preoperative assessment

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Synopsis iQ is the complete, best of breed pre-operative assessment software system.

This is a platform that provides all of the power you need, without the bloat (and cost) of a much larger system. If you have been thinking about moving away from paper and radically improving your approach to pre-op, read on!

Synopsis has already delivered hundreds of thousands of patient assessments. As you are reading this, patients are being pre-assessed using Synopsis.

We cover the entire process from initial questionnaire right through to post-op outcomes.

Synopsis iQ is hosted by your organisation, making it secure and keeping all patient and other data where it belongs: with you.

What’s more, Synopsis is specifically designed to communicate with other IT systems in health. Synopsis will talk to your Patient Administration System, EPR, Theatre Scheduling system, labs system and many more.

Proven benefits

Packed with features


What makes Synopsis IQ different?

Synopsis iQ is the complete pre-operative assessment system. It is a complete, contained approach to pre-operative assessment. and covers the entire process from initial questionnaire right through to post-op outcomes.

  • Cut cancellation rates
  • Improve staff utilisation
  • Increase patient throughput
  • Eliminate paper (and the cost of paper)
  • Triage / swimlane patients faster
  • Increase patient satisfaction
Service Managers

Synopsis IQ is designed to replace paper, enhance workflow and allow you to get on with delivery. It is a clinical system with a strong operational flow and benefits:

  • Reduce or eliminate paper from your service (paper can cost over £4.00 / patient)
  • Provide access to clinical information to all colleagues across the Trust, instantly and securely
  • Define views of the information based on the roles within your team
  • Run patient or staff-led questionnaires
  • Present patient questionnaires in almost any language¹ and save on translation costs
  • See results from other IT systems immediately, such as laboratory results and ECG²
  • Provide clear PDF printouts to colleagues outside the preoperative service

¹ Languages are pre-agreed and delivered with your Synopsis installation

² Requires systems interfaces which are delivered with your Synopsis installation

Care Team

Synopsis IQ is for anyone involved in preoperative assessment, including patients. Synopsis IQ includes everything you need to conduct a thorough, integrated preoperative assessment. The entire process is covered, from decision to treat through the background questionnaire, assessments, investigations, and much more. Each step is clearly signposted and follows a familiar process, which you can adapt to your workflow.

  • One location for your preoperative assessment: replaces paper and notes
  • Covers the entire process, from DTT through to theatre: much more than an “online questionnaire”
  • Features and functions for everyone, including HCAs, Nurses, Anaesthetists, Administrators
  • Questionnaires can be patient or staff led: patient questionnaires in almost any language
  • Work with Synopsis IQ using almost any device, almost anywhere: no more hunting for notes!
  • Content developed with NHS preoperative assessment services across the UK
  • Easy to use and very powerful
  • Tailored risk assessment for every patient assessed
IT Team

Synopsis IQ is a modern, for-purpose application from a vendor with 25 years’ experience in eHealth. We are ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 27001 (Security) accredited and expert in systems interfacing including HL7 and bespoke device and systems interfaces.

  • Modern browser-based Java solution
  • Compliant with most modern browsers (we recommend Internet Explorer)
  • Non-proprietary approach throughout
  • MS SQL databases
  • Hosted by your Trust for complete ownership
  • Lightweight footprint
  • Entirely UK based vendor, including all support
Why preoperative assessment?

Effective preoperative assessment & health evaluation is a foundation for safe, efficient care. Your patients will be informed and confident and you will have the information you need. Done well, it will reduce risk, delay and cost.

If you are looking at modernising your preoperative assessment service to improve the quality of care, reduce harm, reduce cost and improve efficiency, Synopsis IQ may well be the solution.

How do I use Synopsis IQ?

Working with Synopsis IQ is easy: it looks and acts like a modern website. You’ll see your workflow clearly, and your patient in fantastic detail. If colleagues have added notes, or information is available from other systems, Synopsis IQ will show you. Labs results, alerts, allergies, medications, notes, comments and much more. You’ll walk through the entire process using an easy “see, click, do” approach that requires no special IT skills. If you are reading this web page, you can use Synopsis IQ.

What about risk scores and assessments?

Synopsis IQ includes a wide range of scores and assessments, including a personalised risk score for every patient. Years of investment in data mining, interpretation of rules and the testing and development of scores is contained in the system.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), MUST nutrition score, infection control, falls risk, ASA score, P-POSSUM and many more are included. This means that assessments become part of the routine work of the preoperative team, rather than an addition.

The intelligence in Synopsis IQ continues to evolve; and if you have local preferences for scores & rules, they can be incorporated.