by Joanne Shrimpton, Marketing Executive, Idox Health
When faced with day-to-day decision-making, we tend to consider the pros and cons of each option, before pursuing a certain path. When it comes to medical decision-making, support, guidance and having the right data to inform your thought processes is essential.
In the case of patient care pathways, working collaboratively as a team to identify the most appropriate plan has been found to deliver more effective, successful outcomes. In healthcare, these teams are referred to as multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).
MDTs lead to better use of healthcare resources, provide better health outcomes and deliver higher patient satisfaction. Group reasoning is most effective when comprehensive patient information is available at all times and the needs of the patient remain at the core of every decision, treatment plan or action.
Utilising multidisciplinary teams to support sexual health
In sexual health, MDTs may include CaSH nurses, HIV nurses, GUM consultants and other specialists who, by working collaboratively, deliver comprehensive, coordinated care that addresses as many of the patient's needs as possible. When patient care spans more than one speciality – such as in pregnancy, adolescents, vulnerable persons or victims of assault – MDTs are essential in ensuring the right outcomes can be delivered.
Each team member contributes their knowledge about the patient to any treatment plans, minimising the risk of critical information being overlooked and allowing all aspects of care to be cross-checked. This aids in preventing medical errors and helps to saves lives.
So – with multiple clinicians involved – how can technology be used to ease collaboration and facilitate effective decision-making?
How can Lilie support your multidisciplinary team?
Lilie is the market-leading clinical management software and an ideal tool for MDTs. With more than 18 years’ experience in sexual health, Lilie has evolved to meet the needs of your modern clinic and helps you provide the best possible care to patients.
Lilie’s MDT Dashboards remove the barriers to effective team working by:
- Displaying specific patient proformas on the MDT dashboard during meetings.
- Allowing your MDT to access the same patient information independently or simultaneously.
- Enabling the MDT to easily discuss a patient’s case without being in the same physical location.
- Supporting healthcare professionals to create MDT networks.
- Helping you uphold security by displaying different patient data on the dashboard depending on user permissions.
Want to know more?
Lilie is an innovative software solution that encourages collaboration and helps clinicians and MDTs deliver consistent, coordinated care to their patients. Watch this video to hear what one of our customers thinks about Lilie.