Patient Management Discharge System (PMDS)

Helping you treat more patients with the same level of resources

Hospitals are under more pressure than ever before.

Resources, including staff, facilities and bedspaces are stretched to the limit. Clinical standards can be under threat. Patients may suffer.

The chronic shortage of funding in the NHS, coupled with the demands of new initiatives, like the Discharge to Assess requirements simply add to the challenges you and your staff face.

The Phew Patient Discharge Management System

can help provide a solution, by delivering:

Phew’s innovative Patient Discharge Management System provides a central store of patient data that informs patient status, optimises bed usage, generates reports and assists in reducing costs.

In your hospital, the Patient Discharge Management System interfaces with your existing IT infrastructure.

It captures patient data and displays current discharge status across your estate down to individual patient and bed level.

It supports Discharge Managers, letting them manage the pathway of each patient’s discharge through hand-held mobile devices as well as desktops.

This means:

  • Bottlenecks are reduced
  • Reporting is automated
  • Strategic planning
  • Extreme situations are simplified.

All parties concerned with discharge and aftercare benefit.

  • Live information about individual patient status
    – improving care standards.
  • A single version of the truth
    – eliminating error, building efficiency.
  • Instant access through handheld devices as well as desktops
    – reducing delays.
  • Customisable dashboards with access to all data
    – enhancing management information.
  • Enhanced co-operation of all parties over discharge and aftercare
    – improving patient experience, aftercare and outcomes.

See live data on discharge status

Managers have live status of all patient discharge at a glance with a complete picture of every ward and bed in their hospital, along with all CCG's and LA's.

Reduced length of stay

We have been working with NHS England to support trusts in reducing their length of stay. One has reduced their LoS from 3.5 days to 2.7 days. Patients are happier – more beds are available – super stranded patients are reduced.

Treat more patients at reduced cost

The system can optimise bed usage. As a tool within wider projects has already allowed one of our clients to admit an extra 14,000 patients, saving £2million per year.

Reduced bottlenecks - even in extreme situations

Efficiency can be increased. Inputting and sharing information in supports decisions with an instant overview of in-surge and extremes as well as highlighting blockages in the system.

Planned strategic pathways

Key decisions can be made confidently in critical time-frames, reducing LoS and reducing Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) in the wider health economy.

Reduced administration and costs

Situation Reports (SITREP) and Patient Tracking Lists (PTL) that take a band 7 staff member hours every week is available at the touch of a button. Reduced PTL meetings and CCG and LA

Our Patient Discharge Management System is an online non-clinical communication tool that collects and reports patients’ status. Monitoring patient flow helps support acute care, thus improving the patient experience.

Patient Tracking Lists (PTL) can be created at a touch of a button for an immediate colour coded view of a patient’s status.  The system allows the discharge team and associated services to work preventively on patient pathways resulting in significant reductions in Length of Stay (LoS).

CCG’s and Local Authorities have access to live data and a tailored view of their patient’s active status with detailed reports.  This inclusive approach to all parties involved in the patient’s pathway, enables an escalation response across the wider health system.

The system’s Status high level summary overview allows management to see a complete picture of every ward and bed in their hospital, along with all the CCG’s and LA’s in support.

Filters on the authority reports allow users to sort by various fields which include ward, date, current status and LoS.  This level of real-time information assists management of in-surge and extremes as well as highlighting bottlenecks in the system.

The episodic histories and patient notes highlight ‘super stranded’ patients that could be lost from view.  While allowing all services to be pre-emptive not reactive, this transparency improves patient care and outcomes.