Buku Medicine is a free app which provides answers to the most common queries posed to medical specialties with a measurable impact on clinician workload and patient care.
It provides the information needed by clinicians to either avoid an unnecessary referral or improve the quality of a referral.
Address the problem of significant workload burden on clinicians, and the feeling of low confidence in management of specialty queries. Aims to reduce significant waiting lists for outpatient appointments.
Buku Medicine is a free app aiming to help clinicians get quick and concise answers to the most common queries posed to medical specialties including haematology, renal, endocrinology, hepatology, rheumatology and immunology.
Use of the app reduces referrals to specialties by up to 20%, improving staff workload, patient care and staff satisfaction and confidence.
The App offers additional subscription content which provides CPD-like written, pictorial and video material for those who want to know more about conditions within our specialties (haematology at present with more to come).
Buku Medicine aims to reduce the burden on referrers and specialists.
It provides concise and clinically relevant information about the FAQs posed to specialists. This information can either prevent an unnecessary referral or inform the referral so that when the specialist is contacted, all the information is prepared for them to inform further management.
With time being in short supply in medicine, and significant waiting lists at present, Buku Medicine can help to reduce the significant of both of these.
Survey data shows over 95% of our users feel that the use of Buku Medicine improves their; confidence in managing queries if they encountered them again, quality of referrals and patient care.
Objective review identifies that up to 20% of haematology referrals could be avoided by using the app first, with a further 60% better informed so that the haematologist has all necessary information at consultation. In other specialties the avoidable referral figure is up to 10%.
Referrals in the CCG local to where Buku Medicine was initially implemented saw a plateau in referrals to haematology in the 3 years after Buku Medicine was introduced, despite all other specialties seeing increases over this time - almost 70% of users felt that Buku Medicine was the cause for this.
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