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We expect to get you up and running with Gooroo Planner on your very first day, with comprehensive week-by-week planning of activity, capacity and waiting times, across all your main specialties, and covering new and follow-up outpatients, elective inpatients and daycases, and emergencies.

Typically we start on-site first thing in the morning, working with one of your most experienced information analysts and your readily-available data, and by mid afternoon your first cut modelling should be ready. But don’t mistake speed for cutting corners: this involves writing good quality database queries that will stand the test of time, so that your plans can be refreshed every month with minimal effort, subsequently improved upon, and then fully automated.

Features

A whole host of features...

With every one of the benefits Gooroo offers there's also a whole host of features worth mentioning

  • This initial on-site support is inclusive with your Gooroo Planner licences for right-first-time implementation.

  • Straightforward data requirements.

  • No patient identifiable data is involved.

  • Automatically inserts sensible defaults when data is missing, so you get results fast.

  • Suggested initial data:

    – Patient-level activity: specialty, type of activity (daycase etc), date of activity, urgency, whether waiting list or not, whether activity or other removal, bed length of stay.

    – Theatre data: which theatre and session, and when the session should have run, plus timestamps for anaesthetic start, surgery start, surgery end, and patient out (and any other details such as procedure, surgeon, etc).

    – Patient-level additions to waiting lists: specialty, type of activity, date added.

    – Patient-level waiting list snapshots: specialty, type of activity, census date, date added to list, booked date (if any), urgency, free text comment for the tooltip.

    – High level assumptions, e.g. waiting time targets, bed occupancy, pathway sequence. That's it!

Blog posts

Getting started with new Capacity analysis in Gooroo Planner

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Gooroo Planner now includes a whole suite of detailed, visual analysis about how effectively your theatres (and clinics) are being used. But first, you need to extract a few more standard fields from your existing data sources.

Major upgrade to Gooroo Planner: patient-level data

  • November 5th, 2014

  • by Rob Findlay

This major upgrade to Gooroo Planner makes make it much easier to create, update and automate comprehensive capacity models, especially around week-by-week planning and theatre capacity.

Modelling to achieve targets throughout the future period

  • April 21st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

"You have until October to clear the backlog. After that, no more breaches of the target will be tolerated." Now Gooroo Planner can achieve targets throughout a future period, not just at the end of it. It's a free upgrade, and this is how you use it.