fCast™ Waiting List Decision Support System
Drive sustainable hospital waiting list improvement with the fCast™ DSS
Hospitals across many countries are seeing unprecedented levels of waiting list growth. In the UK and Ireland alone, there are 5 million people on hospital waiting lists – 1 million more than 4 years ago. Tens of thousands of patients are now waiting at the ‘tail end’ of these lists for clinic appointments and procedures. At best these waiting times represent a frustrating experience for patients impacting their quality of life. But prolonged wait times can also lead to deterioration of a patient’s condition and in some rare cases death due to delayed diagnosis.
Current approaches to waiting list management appear to be failing. Regaining control of waiting times for patients requires hospital managers and clinical directors to have:
Comprehensive understanding of service capacity across all medical and surgical specialties
The ability to accurately forecast waiting list performance
A means of capturing and visualising the improvements proposed by clinicians
The ability to track improvement tasks and drive performance accountability
fCast™ DSS Benefits
The fCast™ Waiting List Decision Support System achieves all these objectives. The application provides hospitals with:
Detailed capacity insights and a thorough understanding of service demand, activity and effectiveness
Accurate 12 month forecasts of hospital waiting lists for both clinically urgent and less urgent patient demand
The ability to capture and visualise the impact of clinician improvement ideas
A tasks module for detailing improvements, accountability and delivery timing
Without this combination of service capacity insight, predictive analytics and improvement accountability, hospitals will fail to be in control of their waiting lists.