The Map can enable the achievement of improved quality and efficiency by streamlining healthcare delivery and facilitating health and social care communities working together across traditional boundaries, sharing best practice.
Map of Medicine pathways draw from a quality-assured evidence base, including NICE guidelines, incorporate front-line clinical experience from Royal Colleges and clinical societies, and are cognisant of policy demands. Local multidisciplinary teams can adapt the pathways to reflect local practice and service design decisions. Pathways that have been locally adapted are viewable by any Map of Medicine user, promoting the spread of innovation throughout the NHS.
Facilitating the implementation of best practice information to achieve improvements in outcomes, evidence-based information on productivity considerations for service design is being trialled as a beta alongside Map of Medicine’s Diabetes and COPD pathways. Although there are many claims of interventions lowering costs whilst retaining (or improving) quality, only a few are backed by strong evidence. These have been brought together to create concise, authoritative productivity guidance that can be immediately implemented by service designers.