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Synopsis is proud to announce it has been named a finalist in the Go:Tech Awards. Synopsis Home has been nominated in the ‘Best Use of Mobile Technology’ category, following its deployment in the NHS including Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Go:Tech Awards celebrate businesses leading the way in technology and innovation across the UK, not just within the healthcare sector. The Award categories and judges are carefully chosen to showcase and evaluate a cross section of the nation’s greatest innovators – from daring start-ups to established thought leaders.


Synopsis Home – improving patient throughput and patient satisfaction

Since its launch in March 2020, beginning at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Synopsis Home has been supporting hospitals begin the pre-operative assessment process outside the hospital, by enabling patients to complete their pre-operative health questionnaire remotely – from the comfort and safety of their home.

As a result, less patients are required to attend hospital for a pre-operative assessment, improving social distancing measures and releasing staff / clinical time. Staff are therefore able to spend more clinical time with high-risk patients, providing the opportunity to better educate them on pre and post-surgery care, leading to reductions in post-surgery re-admissions. Patients also enjoy greater convenience and cost savings by reducing commutes to hospital.


Outcomes at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Rachel Foley, Senior Sister Pre-Operative Assessment Countywide, WRH Theatre Admission Unit at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We are seeing an increasing trend of patients choosing to use Synopsis Home to complete their pre-operative questionnaire from home (currently 64%).”

“The majority of pre-op assessments are now requested within just two weeks of surgery, and Synopsis Home is proving vital in supporting us safely complete the assessments within this timeframe. The ability to digitally triage patients has also eliminated the need for some patients to attend hospital for their pre-op assessment. Patients who do attend hospital complete the questionnaire on an iPad, resulting in less staff time required to complete the assessment.”


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The award-winning Synopsis Platform allows hospitals to manage the entire pre-operative assessment – from initial questionnaire through to post-operative outcomes digitally, removing paper trail, increasing data security, and delivering significant organisational benefits – including very clear economic benefits.

NHS Trusts currently using the Synopsis Platform include some of the UK’s largest and prestigious, namely King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

As an Intouch with Health company, in 2020, when Intouch with Health was acquired VitalHub Corp, Synopsis joined the UK group of VitalHub companies, alongside Intouch with Health, Transforming Systems and MCAP.