Discharge Hub

Discharge Hub


The Discharge Hub module assists the management of discharges, through clear identification discharge tasks, their status and who owns them, along with the actions required to progress the discharge. Patients can be assigned to a Discharge Pathway, so that only the relevant discharge tasks are shown for that patient.

The Multi-Disciplinary Teams accessing the Discharge Hub can include Social Workers, Community Care providers, Therapists, Medical staff and Hospital Discharge Coordinators. Updates to the patient status can be viewed and made from anywhere in the hospital or remotely. Reminders can be set to ensure tasks are undertaken at the appropriate point in a patient's stay and can be triggered from the Expected Date of Discharge, Length of Stay or Medically Fit status.

By providing a clear, up-to-date view of all outstanding discharge tasks, staff work lists can be managed to ensure that patient intervention is correctly prioritised and that any issues which might result in a delayed discharge are addressed early in a patient's stay. When discharges are delayed, Cayder PFM provides a hospital wide view allowing improved prioritisation and management intervention as required.

The Discharge Hub can give visibility to onward care providers of likely demand and supports effective patient transfers between organisations.
Is there a better way to prepare for discharge from hospital?
Q
As a bed manager I see a fair number of patients who are medically fit, but aren't being discharged from hospital because transport hasn't been arranged or medicines are not ready. It's really frustrating. There must be a better way to prepare for discharge.
A
Planning for discharge from the point of admission is the way forward. Putting a patient on a discharge pathway, which defines what tasks need to be completed in order for the patient to be ready for discharge, and scheduling the related discharge tasks according to the expected date of departure, will be a great help in making sure everything is ready for discharging the patient when they are medically fit. Cayder PFM is being used to support this type of discharge planning and has greatly improved the focus of teams in ensuring that the right patient gets the right intervention at the right time, thus reducing lengths of stay and freeing up those beds you are looking for!
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