Discovery Governance Project

We share a common purpose of improving value for patients in a thriving and dynamic healthcare system. Together with healthcare professionals we hope to explore new ways to enhance the delivery of value-based care by developing shared-value initiatives.

These initiatives provide the next step in the healthcare delivery model with the core focus of improving patients’ clinical outcomes and overall experience and cost effectiveness of care. These initiatives offer a framework that promotes better coordination of care, supports the personalised doctor-patient partnership and is underpinned by robust and intelligent digital health technology that improves the collection and sharing of critical information.

The Surgicom project applies focus to quality of care as its primary objective. Attention to this key factor has shown in many care delivery systems to be a precursor to enhanced clinical outcomes and an overall lower costs. Surgeons are critical contributors to the collection of clinical information, which will enable the sharing of valuable data to achieve these aims.

Surgicom initially chose the five most common conditions in general surgery to facilitate the collection of data. The categories that have been chosen are appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, groin hernia, anal conditions and varicose veins. The following pathways of care for these procedures have been developed as a guideline to participating surgeons in care delivery but also to facilitate data collection and analysis. We welcome your participation in this initiative and look forward to your ongoing feedback in achieving its stated objectives.

Introducing the Discovery Health Surgeon Practice Quality ReportDownload document
How The Discharge Summary WorksDownload document
The Surgicom Governance Project Joining Letter and Registration formDownload document
The Surgicom Governance Project BookletDownload document

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