Acute Hospital Discharge ‘100-Day Challenge’
NHS England has laid out a 100 day challenge to adult social care teams, local authorities, health trusts and community providers. This challenge is to adopt the ten best practice initiatives as identified by the The National Health and Social Care Discharge Taskforce.
The ten best practice initiatives “demonstrably improve flow and should be implemented in
every trust and system to improve discharge.”
As a solution designed to transform you discharge to assess processes, Hospital to Home can play a vital part in your organisations adoption of these initiatives.
How can Hospital to Home help?
Below we have listed the 10 initiatives and how H2H can help you in addressing each.
1. Identify patients needing complex discharge support early
When a patient requiring complex discharge support is identified, they can be entered into H2H. This will allow discharge planning to commence at the earliest possible time, with adult social care professionals sighted, and contributing to that plan.
2. Ensure multidisciplinary engagement in early discharge plan
We know how key MDT working is to this process. H2H does not restrict who you can add to the system. Every organisation that needs access to the record will have it and this ensures one single source of the truth.
3. Set expected date of discharge (EDD), and discharge within 48 hours of
As soon as that EDD is set, you can enter your patient into Hospital to Home. This gives the discharge teams to maximum amount of planning time for this person and allows for reporting based on EDD.
4. Ensuring consistency of process, personnel and documentation in ward rounds
H2H will remove the need for manual administration of the D2A process. Move away from spreadsheets, emails, and phone calls by consolidating all of that communication effort into one system.
5. Apply seven-day working to enable discharge of patients during weekends
Hospital to Home is available to you 24/7 and is mobile optimised. Whenever you need to access the system, you can.
6. Treat delayed discharge as a potential harm event
H2H will allow you to track delays to discharges. This ensures everyone involved can see the information that they need to address and resolve discharge delays.
7. Streamline operation of transfer of care hubs
H2H can deliver you administrative savings of over 30%. Move away from manual processes and digitalise the way you work. H2H cuts through phone calls, emails, and miscommunication by giving you one single source of the truth.
8. Develop demand/capacity modelling for local and community systems
By adopting H2H, you will have access to reporting that is key to understanding your D2A processes and therefore making strategic decision regarding demand and capacity.
9. Manage workforce capacity in community and social care settings to better match
predicted patterns in demand for care and any surges
By brining your community and social care providers into the system, you have access to one single record that tracks all activity. This is a vital way of staying on top of caseloads and knowing who is working with which patient. The reporting module gives you the ability to look back at the number of discharges you have had to help you better predict future patterns.
10.Revise intermediate care strategies to optimise recovery and rehabilitation.
We are currently expanding the functionality of H2H to include an Intermediate Care module. H2H allows you to join up your D2A and IC processes, transforming how you work. You can optimise your IC processes by cutting out unnecessary administrative processes and giving access to your MDT’s, truly creating one single version of the truth.
From the NHS England publication:
“The aim of the 100-day challenge is to improve the current position around discharge
and ensure that we are in the best possible position ahead of winter. By 30 September
2022 – which will be 100 days on from our ‘soft launch’ event on 23 June – we ask that
all trusts and systems have:
- a full understanding of the 10 interventions and the associated tiered support
offer available from NHS England to assist with implementation
- infrastructure in place to focus on the implementation of the 10 initiatives.”
Hospital to Home will enhance your infrastructure and give you a vital component in how you adopt these ten initiatives. Follow the link below to contact us today and find out more.
For more information on the Acute Hospital Discharge ‘100-Day Challenge’ click the link below.