The C. Valenciana maintains the waiting time for non-urgent surgeries, for the second consecutive month, below 80 days. Specifically, June closed with an average delay of 79 days, figures which, despite being the best in years after overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, still show room for improvement.
The arrival of COVID-19 resulted in waiting times reaching 157 days in August 2020.
But beyond the numbers, the true magnitude of the situation is revealed by looking at the volume of patients waiting. June saw a drop in waiting times to 79 days, but the number of patients waiting has reached a record high, with 72,704 Valencians awaiting non-urgent surgeries, almost 10,000 more than the previous year. Official data indicate that the majority are newly added patients, but there are still many who have been waiting for more than half a year.
Against this backdrop, the new government team has pledged to reduce delays in public health care. But how can they achieve this?
The health councilor faces a series of challenges in order to reduce surgical waiting lists:
- Increase the efficiency of operating theatres.
- Improve coordination between the different health departments.
- Refer more patients to private healthcare.
- Investing in new health technologies.
Challenges to reduce surgical waiting lists in the C. Valenciana
One of the most important challenges for the Conseller de Sanitat is to increase the efficiency of the operating theatres. This can be achieved by automating tasks, improving communication between the different departments, and optimizing resources.
Another important challenge is to improve coordination between the different health departments. This is essential to ensure that patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible.
The health minister can also reduce surgical waiting lists by referring more patients to private health care. This may be a short-term solution, but it is important that this is done in coordination with the public health system to ensure that patients receive the care they need.
Finally, there is scope for new healthcare technologies to improve the efficiency of operating theatres and coordination between different health departments. These technologies can help reduce waiting times, improve patient safety, and increase the quality of care.
The new health counselor has a major challenge ahead of him, but he also has a number of tools he can use to reduce surgical waiting lists.
ORvital | The solution capable of increasing surgical performance by 16%
Health waiting lists are a problem that extends over time, not only in the C. Valenciana, but throughout Spain. The pandemic has only aggravated an already existing situation that has been a burden on our healthcare system for years.
Having first-hand knowledge of this problem, at MYSPHERA we have worked with the aim of providing hospitals with technological tools to reverse the situation.
After a significant experience with RTLS technology, we went a step further and developed ORvital. ORvital is a comprehensive solution for the surgical block capable of helping to reduce surgical waiting lists by automating tasks, improving communication between the different departments, and optimizing resources.
ORvital can help reduce surgical waiting lists in the following ways:
- Automating tasks such as scheduling, communication, and follow-up.
- Improving communication between different health departments can help ensure that patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible.
- Optimizing resources can help reduce the time patients have to wait for surgery.
Proven ORvital results
The ORvital solution has exceeded expectations by measurably improving surgical performance. With hard data in hand, the results are impressive: we have increased efficiency in the surgical suite by an average of 16%. This translates into reduced waiting time for patients and an optimisation of medical resources.
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