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Synopsis is delighted to announce it has won the ‘Excellence in Data, AI and Automation’ category at the HTN Now Awards 2022.

Synopsis was named as the winner of the ‘Excellence in Data, AI and Automation’ category at the digital ceremony, 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. Synopsis iQ was also one of the first dedicated pre-operative assessment solutions to fully integrate with the hospital’s PAS / EPR, delivering 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 on a tablet or a PC (with or without support from staff), or from the comfort of their home via Synopsis Home on a mobile phone, tablet or PC.

When Synopsis is deployed within the pre-operative assessment pathway across a trust, patient data can be viewed and accessed in real-time by relevant staff across any hospital within that trust or group – supporting a collaborative approach to tackling the backlog of operations. This approach to data gathering and sharing enables 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). Once patients have been triaged for their surgery, staff can also use filters to quickly search the pool of fit-for-surgery patients to fill last-minute available theatre slots.

Synopsis can be accessed remotely and securely, supporting staff to work from home, or continue their work pattern if they are required to shield. This has supported many hospitals levels to maintain pre-operative assessment capacity levels, despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Synopsis 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.”