Safer Surgery

Meridian automates the collection and reporting of data for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and similar checks. Our solution ensures that you are able to achieve the highest standard of care whilst simultaneously:
  • Reducing data entry requirements
  • Introducing real-time checks to the process
  • Automating Reporting

 

The World Health Organisation (W.H.O) has undertaken global and regional initiatives to address surgical safety, with a focus on four areas in which dramatic improvements could be made in the safety of surgical care:

  • Surgical site infection prevention
  • Safe anaesthesia
  • Safe surgical teams
  • Surgical services measurement

Much of this work has been initiated by the global implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist which has helped providers around the world to achieve significant reductions in both morbidity and mortality. 

Meridian automates both analysis and reporting, requiring one-time only data entry (whether on tablet, mobile or paper). Meridian also tracks the patient using unique identifiers and/or barcodes that can integrate with other solutions including GS1 compliant systems. 

Safer Surgery Checklist

The recording of surgical data takes staff attention away from an Operation, instead making them complete an additional box-ticking exercise. Meridian is based around increasing time to care and using technology to allow clinical staff to focus on the procedure, providing visibility on vital patient information and helping them to fulfill WHO data submission.

Meridian is able improve the processes around a surgical procedure, using the patient's unique identifier to follow them from arrival through to discharge.  The system drives good outcomes and the very highest standard of care, with automated reporting available by patient, location or specialty.

 

Meridian automates how surgical data is collected and reported on, both for internal use and for submission to The Department of Health.  The system collates every response from all the checklists submitted throughout the procedure, with an unparalleled breadth of analysis and reporting available, with automated reports pre-configured to consider location, user, specialty or other criteria.

Further automated analysis can identify drivers of outcomes using correlation and other statistical techniques embedded in the solution.

Overall the result is more accurate data being submitted, with deeper and more relevant analysis alongside a considerable time saving.

Automated reporting and evidencing of results enables clinical staff to focus on analysis and insight.

Each patient is tracked through their entire care pathway with automated reporting available in real time.

Forensic analysis can be run over time, by individual or cohort, or in an aggregated view.

The insight made available to reviewers and managers provides a clear guide to:

  • Where the Provider is achieving and exceeding key standards of surgical procedures
  • Where improvements can be made
  • What is driving results 

The end result is improved standards with evidence of actions, outcomes and drivers of improvement.