Digitise the pathway from referral to treatment

Automate tedious and error prone tasks

Modularise so that work can be shared and collaboration can flourish

Communicate effectively with all involved parties, from patient, to clinician, admin and IT

We are currently building a proof-of-concept clinical pathway. The original work will be focused on lung cancer. This work will be both open source and modular, so that other disease sites and trusts (UK and abroad) can benefit from this work. This will also make it possible for collaboration on this work.

The plan is to digitise every possible part of the lung cancer pathway, removing the need for paper requests and long emails. The use of automation will help complete tedious tasks, for example downloading referrals, repeatedly looking up test results and speed up the lengthy process of organising referrals and requests.

Communication will be fully integrated into this new system. A mobile device app will be built to streamline the communication with the clinician and the system, allowing them to make quick decisions, and allow the patient’s pathway to quickly continue. Patients will receive SMS messages or emails with links to created and curated patient information videos that will explain to them the cancer pathway, introduce its staff and give ‘virtual tours’ of the procedures they have been booked for. The hope is through increased patient education, anxieties can be reduced.

We are currently building this new digital solution. Work started in June 2021. More details of the work can be seen in the ‘Technical’ link in the menu at the top of this page. We will keep you informed of the progress of this work.

In the meantime, if you are interested in collaborating on this work, please get in contact on the details below.