Royal Devon and Exeter License MCAP Clinical Utilisation Tool

Clinical Utilisation review software adopted by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

2016 – Oak Group International today announced Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has licensed the Oak Group’s Making Care Appropriate for Patients (MCAP) Clinical Utilisation Review (CUR) tool for deployment across their beds. Royal Devon and Exeter are one of the busiest NHS Trusts to license a CUR tool using the NHS England CUR framework.

Royal Devon and Exeter decision came after an evaluation of all four suppliers on the NHSE CUR Framework. Deciding to go with the Oak Group based on the clinical validity of their CUR tool having ranked 1st based on combined quality & value scores on the NHS England CUR framework. The MCAP tool identifies opportunities for whole system patient flow improvements and integration, provides decision makers with the necessary evidence and advanced patient flow analytics in real-time to support improvements in admission reduction, MDT discharge and system integration. In 2015 NHS England introduced a substantial Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme (CQUIN) to support providers in adopting clinical utilisation review technology for specialised admitted patient care and critical care in 2015/16.

The goal of the Clinical utilisation review CQUIN is to improve patient flow, enhance quality and ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate clinical settings, freeing up staff time and hospital resources. The Oak Group are the first supplier to be chosen off the NHS England CUR framework.

“We welcome Royal Devon and Exeter to our growing client community and really look forward to supporting them in their deployment of CUR to reduce inappropriate admissions and length of stay. This is an exciting time for the Oak Group and CUR development in the UK” said Alistair Frost, CEO, The Oak Group.

“We are very pleased to be working with Oak Group International to implement their Clinical Utilisation Review tool.  The roll out of this important tool will help improve patient flow and the timeliness of appropriate discharge.  We are looking forward to working with Oak Group to roll this out across a significant number of beds in the hospital over the coming months.” Christian Hamilton Head of Programme Management and Service Development Royal Devon & Exeter Trust.

About The Oak Group
The Oak Group supplies a Clinical utilisation review tool to increase efficiency in providing healthcare by ensuring that patients receive the right care in the most appropriate care setting. The Oak Group is the leading provider of solutions for ‘Care Setting Management’ in both Medical/Surgical and Mental Health. We provide an evidence-based tool, Making Care Appropriate to Patients (MCAP), to help healthcare organisations quickly and accurately identify both the most appropriate care setting for each patient based on clinical need and the reasons why some patients are not being cared for in the appropriate care setting. Clinical utilisation review. Clinical utilisation review. Clinical utilisation review. Clinical utilisation review. Clinical Utilisation review. Clinical Utilisation review. 

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