Title: Understanding the Rehabilitation Pathways in Hospital for Patients with Acute COVID-19: A Process Mining Approach
Speaker: Konstantin Georgiev
The delivery of in-hospital rehabilitation during the pandemic presented a serious cause for concern. Patients surviving the infection stage frequently required prolonged and more complex treatment. Thus, rehabilitation wards have undergone rapid changes in the delivery of these services. For the first time, detailed contact data with associated timestamps and activities performed by Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) has become routinely available in Electronic Health Records. This data could be key to understanding complex rehabilitation pathways and identifying areas for improvement in COVID-19, resulting in better clinical outcomes. In this study, I will explore the sequences of AHP-related activities in patients presenting with COVID-19 across three acute hospitals within NHS Lothian. I will try to assess the treatment efficiency of the delivered services between the first and second waves using process maps and metrics relative to recovery time.