We recognised challenges in perioperative care of patients in resource-strapped hospitals with increasing workloads and limited by paper-based systems.
The goals were to improve consistency of pre-assessment, to reduce surgery cancellations and length of hospital stays and improve recovery and patient outcomes.
Definition Health was created.
12 million patients need a pre-assessment before surgery in UK every year
£35-72 per patient pre-assessment costs for the NHS
£1.4 million cancelled procedures for NHS
£30 million in legal claims against NHS for failure to communicate information