Optimising advice and guidance with diagnostic data

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Straight to diagnostic pathways

Bleepa® is pioneering an enhanced process to significantly speed up the time from primary care referral to diagnosis and to either retain patients in primary/community care or refer into secondary care, using existing staff and resources.

It enables patients to progress straight to diagnostic, multi-disciplinary pathways. Tests, if required, are carried out sooner to enable better and faster clinical decisions to be made on the basis of diagnostic evidence. The need for outpatient appointments is also reduced, optimising the use of clinician time and reducing waiting lists.

  • Access to key data for those who need it​
  • Share and discuss information in a patient-centric chat​
  • Facilitate specialist advice and guidance across teams and individuals​
  • Enable better, more efficient clinical decisions
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Faster decision making

The new pathways optimise the use of existing resources, so that less time is taken on unnecessary activities and appointments – freeing up more time to be directed to where it is needed most and enabling faster decision making.

The model has been in place at Queen Victoria Hospital in Sussex, as outlined in the all-party parliamentary group for diagnostics report on community diagnostic centres – where Bleepa delivered an 88 per cent reduction in outpatient appointments and a45 per cent reduction in referral to diagnosis times for a breathlessness symptom-based pathway.

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Facilitate patient pathways

Patient pathways can be configured to speed up the referrals process:​

  • Straight to diagnostic tests​
  • Referral back to the general practitioner, where appropriate, reducing outpatient appointments
  • Referral to multi-disciplinary teams in secondary care for treatment discussions
  • Referral onward to specialist care for treatment, where needed

Bleepa® supports assessment of patient needs and is fully auditable, making it easy to quickly show that safe, effective care has been provided. It also ensures that the care team has all the information they need for a holistic view of the patient’s needs, supporting the creation of timely treatment plans and capturing ongoing care requirements.