Discovery Governance project
Surgicom 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 effectiness 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
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