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Synopsis has been named as a finalist at the HTN Now Awards 2022, in the ‘Excellence in Data, AI and Automation’ category.

Ahead of the dedicated digital awards evening on 20 January 2022,  HTN has released the names of the finalists, as chosen by the panel of expert judges from the world of healthcare.

Synopsis has been named as a finalist following impressing the judging panel with its use of data to support a streamlined pathway to surgery. Synopsis uses 250+ tailored algorithms to support the clinical decision-making process ahead of surgery, providing a wide scope of published scores, including ASA and STOP-BANG. The Synopsis solutions are also PAS / EPR integrated, which delivers multiple operational and administrative benefits.

Patient data can be entered into the Synopsis Platform by clinicians or by patients through its hybrid model of data capture. Patients can complete their pre-operative health questionnaire inside the hospital using Synopsis iQ (with or without support from staff), or from the comfort of their home via Synopsis Home.

When Synopsis is applied as the pre-operative assessment platform across a trust, patient data can be viewed and accessed in real-time by any hospital within that trust or group – supporting a collaborative approach to tackling the backlog of operations. This approach to data gathering and sharing allows a hospital to accept a patient for a scheduled operation who may have been triaged elsewhere, thus allowing hospitals to transfer patients between them (based on theatre capacity and availability).

The technology is being used across the NHS at trusts including North Bristol NHS Trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improve patient load balancing as part of their pandemic recovery programme.

Vikki Lewis, Chief Digital Officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Synopsis iQ is another great example of how digital innovations within our organisation are having a profoundly positive impact on our patients, their families and their overall experience of care in our hospitals.”


Comments from the judges
  • I particularly liked the dedication working throughout the year and engagement with clinical staff on the ground to ensure that digital developments are working well” – Dr Buki Adeyemo, Interim Chief Executive, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • “Challenges clearly defined, opportuntity embraced and significant outcomes within a year. Well done” – Dr Hina Lad, Architect-Healthcare Planner, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • “Exemplary example of how to use technology to adapt and revolutionise services, improve access to services by patients and has the potenital to substantially improve clinical outcomes” – Hayley Grafton, Chief Nursing Information Officer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust