Service delivery and demand management optimisation

The Health Service is using the Esri Health Platform to inform action to improve the health of the population. This means that services can be tailored and targeted to community needs and the outcome can be monitored - find out how below:

The Esri Health Platform – Helping Ipswich Hospital Tackle Escalating Demand

Not only did Ipswich Hospital need an objective understanding of current demand, but also needed to know how to intervene more effectively, in the future. It decided to implement a feasibility programme to assess how location analysis and actuarial analysis, working together, could provide insight into demand management that could shape future services for the better. Working with an actuarial services provider, who provided analysis into financial trends and risk, Esri UK delivered the location analytics solution to turn this vision into a reality.

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Webinar: Service delivery and demand management for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospitals

Would the capability to understand patterns of health service demand in both time and space through intuitive visualisation and analysis allow you to maximise patient outcomes within the available budget?

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Optimise services based on patient location and needs

The Esri Health Platform enables the health service to do more with less resources.

For the thousands of community-based care staff who work in the NHS, it can be extremely difficult to optimise productivity.

Patients may not be at home when the carer calls, requiring a second visit. The visit may be longer, due to additional care requirements. Other challenges include long car journeys to reach patients.

Using the Esri Health Platform it is possible to plan the optimum roster based on the location of patients and carers.

Optimese estates and assets

Within many care estates across the UK, the building design is out-dated, and configured for now obsolete methods of care. As a result, staff and patients can spend excessive time travelling from place to place, wasting valuable care time and affecting the patient experience.

Inefficient design is very costly. The 2009 McKinsey report commissioned by the Department of Health suggested that spare NHS land and buildings could be sold to recoup £8.3 billion. Moreover, a typical hospital has a vast equipment base, estimated to be worth between £25-£40 million – simply to service the complex infrastructure. Both of these issues can be tackled head on with the Esri Health Platform, through a process called Geodesign.

Optimise the flow of people and equipment

Geodesign is the process of using Geographical Information System tools to forecast the impact of a range of spatially-related factors upon a design activity. Within the context of healthcare estates and assets, Geodesign makes it possible to predict how people and equipment will flow under a given set of circumstances and in a given location, with the aim of optimising that flow.

University of Kentucky used Esri Health Platform for mapping assets and facilities at Chandler Hospital.