Trusts see immediate improvement in stroke care performance with CaptureStroke

21 November 2016 – The results of the most recent Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) evaluation of stroke care revealed that one in three hospitals are failing their stroke patients. Two Trusts, however, reported an immediate improvement of at least one SSNAP band across the board after implementing CaptureStroke.

Having only recently implemented CaptureStroke, the direct improvement in patient care in the Trusts over just one reporting period has successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of the system in monitoring stroke unit performance and improving stroke care. These improvements contrast with the overall performance of UK hospitals as nearly a third of the Trusts in the NHS received one of the bottom two grades of D or E in their latest SSNAP evaluation, according to the report published in the Daily Mail.

CaptureStroke is the market leader in intelligent data collection and care performance monitoring for the stroke care pathway with a footprint across the UK’s public health service. The system has been designed in close collaboration with clinicians and against mandatory auditing requirements, it offers users a single, easy-to-read real-time view of stroke care delivery, allowing care teams to make immediate adjustments and improvements to individual patient care. In addition, CaptureStroke facilitates collaboration and optimum working of multidisciplinary teams, enabling them to capture data as a by-product of care and use the information to make the best data-supported care decisions.

Figure 1: CaptureStroke has improved SSNAP levels since it was introduced in December 2013

SSNAP is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, comprising clinical, acute organisational and post-acute organisational audit components. SSNAP provides objective performance reviews of stroke units, ensuring compliance to NHS mandated protocols for better patient outcomes. The latest SSNAP results, indicating performance between April and July this year, showed that that between 31 and 40 per cent of stroke patients in the hospital’s care were not treated to the expected standards. The improved performance of Trusts using CaptureStroke reflects the effectiveness of the system in achieving fast, tangible results.

Silverlink will be exhibiting at the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) from the 28th to the 30th November 2016 at the ACC in Liverpool. Delegates are invited to visit the CaptureStroke team at stand E7 to find out more about how CaptureStroke is actively helping Trusts to streamline and optimise stroke care for improved patient outcomes.

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