Great Ormond Street Hospital implements Elsevier’s Clinical Pathways solution

GOSH has implemented Elsevier’s Clinical Pathways solution, Arezzo, in its Endocrinology and Metabolic unit to reduce the time doctors and nurses spend on paper-based administrative tasks.

GOSH is using Arezzo which takes medical guidelines, protocols, and order sets, combines them with relevant patient information and presents personalised patient pathways and testing advice to clinicians.

Commenting on the use of the system so far, Dr. Catherine Peters, consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, said, “In practical terms Arezzo allows our medical staff to spend more time on the ward with patients, not buried in paperwork. The intricacy of the software algorithms means it is capable of interpreting sets of physician requests and suggesting the optimum care pathway and timing of tests that an individual child might need.”

Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions EMEALA and APAC “The Kingfisher Ward at GOSH manages highly complex conditions which require many hours of planning by the medical staff. Arezzo is helping the medical staff analyse the situation and deliver care pathway suggestions based on each patient’s personal needs. That’s a precious outcome, giving the medical staff more time to spend with their patients.”

Elsevier and GOSH are working towards expanding the current implementation of Arezzo as part of the Trust’s new electronic patient record (EPR) system rollout, potentially enabling the system to consume much richer data sets..