Grand River Hospital is seeking a solution to address a current information gap and improve patient triage by implementing an upstream, patient-facing pre-surgical history intake tool.
Grand River Hospital is posting this Call for Innovation to seek out qualified Canadian companies who can meet the desired outcomes. Grand River Hospital and CAN Health reserves the right to not move forward with this project at its full discretion and in particular if there are no qualified Canadian companies that can reasonably meet the desired outcomes.
To qualify for a CAN Health project, the company must have its headquarter in Canada and/or the majority (>50%) of the company owned by Canadians and/or significant economic impact to Canada including a high Canadian job creation potential, >70% of contract value to Canada (for distributors of a non-Canadian solution), independent autonomy over business operations and product development (for subsidiaries, affiliates or distributors), current presence (office(s) and client(s)) and can benefit from the CAN Health Network. Priority will be given to companies that meet all eligibility criteria.
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Problem Statement: Grand River Hospital is seeking a solution to address a current information gap and improve patient triage by implementing an upstream, patient-facing pre-surgical history intake tool.
Objectives: Grand River Hospital expects to address 3 key challenges to close the gap in delivering efficient surgical services:
- Medical interview gaps and variability.
- Opportunity to meaningfully engage patients actively.
- Wide variability in clinical documentation quality, and completeness.
Essential (mandatory) outcomes
The proposed solution must:
- Increase in pre-operative turnaround time from 2 days to 7 days from their surgical date.
- Decrease in time spent overall in pre-surgical documentation.
- Decrease in patient time spent overall in pre-surgical clinic by 15 minutes.
- Increase in number of pre-operative patients seen per day by 1-2 patients per day.
Grand River Hospital will be measuring the impact of using an adaptive digital pre-surgery history intake tool to decrease wait times for patients who have been affected by the post-pandemic surgery backlog.
The maximum duration for a project resulting from this Challenge is: 5 months
Cancellations and rescheduling of elective surgeries in the pre-operative period adds financial burden and wastes resources for hospitals. These cancellations act as barriers to delivering efficient surgical services.
This project aims to provide high-quality patient information that will improve timely communications of individual patient features, allowing for improved planning, and appropriate pre-operative consultation. Integrating a digital history into existing information workflows is expected to address the OR cancellation challenge, improve utilization of available surgical resources, and decrease patient wait times.