Curtains for healthcare inefficiency with Draper and Dash
Draper and Dash offers off-the-shelf analytics modules for healthcare providers, helping them to optimise waiting times and bed capacity among other issues. Orlando Agrippa is the founder and chief executive of the company that has now worked with over 60 hospitals in the UK, USA and Australia.
Draper and Dash has three main offerings. The first is a platform that offers off-the-shelf analytics solutions with built-in algorithms.
Agrippa described it as connecting the “data vertebrae” in a hospital that enables all departments that a patient passes through – from admittance to discharge – to access easily the necessary data about them. “All we do is connect to their data and the solution comes to life and it is all on their premises or can be cloud-based. Think of it as [web development platform] Wix or [ecommerce platform] Shopify for healthcare analytics,” he said.
The second solution collects publicly-available data on healthcare onto one big data platform, allowing Draper and Dash to compare hospitals on everything from performance to finance to outcomes.
The third solution is a mobile analytics platform that lets doctors access analytics when they are on their feet and do not have immediate access to a computer.
Draper and Dash also has a team of data scientists and machine learning and AI experts who solely look at their clients’ data, identifying problems and trying to solve them with advanced technology. There is also an improvement team, populated with former healthcare professionals, that exists to ensure that they can support and streamline processes with a human touch.
“What excites me is how we can leverage the masses of data really to help you live better.”
The analytics company worked with one hospital that was taking 70 minutes to assess patients once they had been admitted to the emergency department. After deploying analytics and working with the staff, that figure was brought down drastically to between 11 and 15 minutes. Agrippa added that, with the time saved, the hospital would be able to see 40,000 more people per year.