The challenge

Before an operation a person’s fitness needs to be assessed by a registered nurse. A lot of time is spent collecting information from the patient. Many hospitals have paper-based systems which cannot automatically process the information or give guidance to the nurses about what preoperative tests and actions might be needed.

The solution

MyPreOp®, developed by Ultramed, provides a patient-owned, cloud-hosted solution to these problems. Through the programme, the patient completes a comprehensive assessment of their general health and medical history. A report is electronically provided to the hospital to integrate into the Electronic Patient Record. This clinical summary report highlights areas of concern and flags patients with complex co-morbidities who will need further consultations. By facilitating one-stop preoperative assessment, MyPreOp® helps patients potentially avoid a further hospital appointment and saves time for healthcare professionals.

I recently used MyPreOp in preparation for upcoming surgery. It was very simple to use and I went through my medical history methodically. It was wonderful to be able to explain all of my concerns without worrying that I would not have time to speak to the doctor or, forget what I wanted to mention. Fabulous way to prepare.

Manjit, patient

The impact

  • 30% of patients completing MyPreOp® avoid having a face-to-face appointment.
  • In the NHS, this could save 1m outpatient appointments per year.
  • 78% of patients said they would be extremely likely or likely to recommend MyPreOp®.
  • Avoiding an appointment saves mileage, carbon and patient transport costs.