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Definition Health – a ground-breaking digital health company that is revolutionising the hospital-based approach to healthcare – will be launching their ground-breaking end-to-end digital pathway for surgical patients at Arab Health 2023.
Recognising the pressing challenge of huge elective surgery waiting lists, the company will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion to demonstrate how it can help hospitals embrace proven digital technologies to ease the elective backlog pressure and benefit patients worldwide.
With an innovative approach to patients' healthcare journeys through web-based apps, the company has developed an end-to-end system that refocuses the surgical pathway around the patient to deliver continuity of care and avoid unnecessary appointments, patient travel and short notice cancellations. This innovative approach results in better patient outcomes, cost savings, increased efficiency and hospital capacity.
The first-of-its-kind digital pathway is clinically proven to reduce the need for face-to-face appointments, offer a list of surgery-ready patients, facilitate remote working and reduce readmissions through continuous virtual support.
The technology covers the entire healthcare journey, with plans to go even further by facilitating the seamless flow of information between the primary and secondary care settings, and introducing AI technology to offer a greater understanding of patient demographics and population health.
Sandeep Chauhan, Co-Founder of Definition Health, commented:
“Tackling the backlog of elective care remains a major challenge for health systems. Definition Health is excited to be joining ABHI at Arab Health to launch our end-to-end digital surgical pathway that supports patients from the moment they are referred for surgery, through pre-op assessment and then into a virtual ward following discharge from hospital. We look forward to demonstrating our innovative approach to streamline patients’ healthcare journeys and are keen to engage with potential distributors, commercial and healthcare providers with knowledge to establish synergy and collaboration opportunities in the Middle East and beyond.”
In the UK, Definition Health’s innovations haveresulted in a material increase in both efficiency and patient care improvement to its current partners. In a case study published in the NHSx digital playbook in partnership with the South West London Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) – the largest joint replacement centre in the UK and one of the largest in Europe – the hospital evidenced savings of over £96,000 for every 5,000 patients, with printing and postal costs for patient information being reduced by roughly £11,000 during the study. Time saving was improved by 1.92 hours per patient, with improved patient satisfaction to 88% and 60% reduction in face-to-face appointments.
The company was founded by two NHS Consultants to address healthcare system inefficiencies that are driven from unnecessary outpatient appointments and incomplete patient information often leading to short notice surgery cancellations.
Definition Health’s surgical digital solutions have been launched across seven NHS Trusts and six independent sector hospitals in the UK.
The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is taking place from 30 January – 2 February 2023 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the exhibition, Definition Health will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 2, pod K.
ABHI is the UK’s leading industry association for health technology (HealthTech). ABHI supports the HealthTech community to save and enhance lives. Members, including both multinationals and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), supply products from syringes and wound dressings to surgical robots and digitally enhanced technologies. We represent the industry to stakeholders, such as the government, NHS and regulators. HealthTech plays a key role in supporting delivery of healthcare and is a significant contributor to the UK’s economic growth. HealthTech is the largest employer in the broader Life Sciences sector, employing 145,700 people in 4,300 companies, with a combined turnover of £30bn. The industry has enjoyed growth of around 5% in recent years. ABHI’s 330 members account for approximately 80% of the sector by value.