SYDNEY, NSW – As the global pandemic continues to strain
access to elective surgery, Novari Health has launched new technology to help
manage COVID-19 surgical waiting lists in Australia and New Zealand. For the
first time ever, healthcare systems now have access to an innovative tool to
help manage surgical overdues.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant strain on
global healthcare systems. Some surgical procedures have necessarily been postponed
allowing hospitals and health systems to redirect their available resources to dealing
with COVID-19 patients. In response to these elective surgical backlogs, Novari
Health has launched the Novari Centralised Surgical Wait List Management HUB
(“The HUB”), consolidating real-time surgical wait list case information
from hospitals across a district or state, enabling coordination for the
management of elective surgical services.
The HUB allows healthcare systems to understand, in real-time,
where patients are waiting for surgery and identify bottlenecks at various
stages of the surgical process within a healthcare system. Using wait list
management, analytics, and interactive mapping, this innovative software
supports ministries of health, local health executives, hospital leadership,
surgical service managers, directors of surgery, and individual surgeons to
manage and coordinate surgical services. Up until now, healthcare systems have
not had a tool to provide this level of real-time information combined with
surgical wait list management capabilities.
Having a state-of-the-art, centralised surgical wait list
management system, not only greatly elevates capabilities to manage surgical backlogs
but will have a dramatic impact on patients waiting for surgery. The system can
integrate with any hospital information systems, including Cerner Millennium,
WebPAS, iPM, and others.
The HUB builds on Novari Health’s experience in implementing
surgical wait list management systems and our unparalleled subject matter expertise
in understanding the complexity of access to care for surgical and other
healthcare services. This is foundational work that will now enable the Novari
engineering team to leverage artificial intelligence to help health systems coordinate
surgical services and load balance demand against available surgical resources.
“In Australia managing surgical services and ensuring patients receive treatment within their clinical priority timeframes is a constant juggling act for hospitals and health services between elective surgery, emergency surgery and available resources. Novari can help make this easier for everyone involved and improve the process for patients.” -John Sinclair, CPHIMS, Chief Executive Officer
About Novari Health
Novari Health designs, builds, and implements award-winning enterprise scale SaaS solutions that improve access to care, coordination of care, and the delivery of healthcare services. Novari’s global reach is supported with offices and staff in Sydney-NSW, Auckland-NZ, Kingston-ON, and Vancouver-BC. ISO 27001 certified, Novari Health is a Microsoft Gold Partner, with software solutions hosted on Microsoft Azure Australian cloud data centres. For more information, visit novarihealth.com.au or contact Gavin Meredith, General Manager, Australasia, by email at email@example.com.