What does OPTICA do?

  • OPTICA significantly streamlines processes by minimising manual input and time-consuming back-and-forth chasing. It provides a clear view of where discharges are being unnecessarily delayed, how long, why, who’s responsible and the missed opportunity cost of delayed discharges.
  • OPTICA maximises bed capacity through reducing avoidable delays to discharge once the patient no longer meets the criteria to reside.
  • OPTICA optimises the sharing of information between health and social care, bringing relevant NHS and social care data together to create a complete picture of a patient’s discharge process.
  • OPTICA puts the spotlight on blockages and provides actionable intelligence through comprehensive patient tracking and reporting modules.
  • OPTICA ensures patients are discharged into the right place of care with the right level of support as early as possible.

 What value does OPTICA add?

  • OPTICA saves MDT time allowing clinical and social resources to focus on doing tasks instead of chasing tasks.
  • OPTICA provides a single location for all discharge health and social information to reside.
  • OPTICA reduces dual entry through direct connection to NHS and social systems.
  • OPTICA offers the potential for ICS level reporting (subject to local data sharing agreements).
  • OPTICA offers a comprehensive suite of reports covering admitted patients and discharged patients and includes a Discharge Command Centre.
  • OPTICA improves Clinical Governance and Information Governance by eliminating reliance on emailing spreadsheets.
  • OPTICA accommodates locally agreed delay codes, mapped to national codes for automated production of NHSE SitReps.
  • OPTICA integrates with Capacity Tracker to help discharge teams quickly find vacancies in care homes, community rehab hospices.
  • OPTICA provides instant visualisation of DQ issues in EPR to facilitate rapid correction of source data.