Accelerating care pathways

IHS Pathway Accelerator 

A comprehensive solution for an array of disease states and procedures.

Our comprehensive and integrated solution helps providers implement, run, and sustain care pathways that are evidence-based, best-practice-informed, and patient-centric. Capitalizing on hundreds of projects across a broad array of medical conditions, our proven approach can quickly transform your pathway and deliver sustainable results.

What we do

  • Diagnose bottlenecks based on benchmarks and library of best practices, analyses and observations 
  • Optimize pathways using a value-based approach and help embed them in daily practice
  • Enable digital transformation



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Transformation based on a ready-to-go toolkit 





Digital pathway      accelerator playbook 

Follows a proven approach & framework based on years of experience and a solid track record of accounts, tailored to your pathway and situation.  





IHS experts & lean management 

Supports the project and keeps hospital teams connected through the change.  





Get Ready®
digital solution

Enables remote management and digital engagement of patients across the entire care pathway, from procedure preparation to follow-up. 





Centers of excellence network 

Provides opportunities to tap into others’ transformation experience to enable benchmarking, collaboration, and coaching. 




Our Pathway Accelerator solution 





Leverages our ever-growing knowledge base of pathway-specific best practices, as well as  learnings from our robust network of key opinion leaders (KOLs) across a wide spectrum of therapies. 






Uses road-tested methods and tools that are pathway-specific where needed to  enable fast, cost-effective transformation. 




Integrates full change management support to ensure a successful transformation. 





Drives clinical team engagement and alignment through a value-based lens that focuses on optimizing outcomes while balancing resources and cost. 

An approach that brings a variety of benefits  

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For the hospital: 
  • Better resource utilization
  • Greater cost-efficiency and capacity
  • Reduced waitlists
  • Standardized diagnostic and treatment pathways that reduce risk and variance
  • Improved reputation and greater patient satisfaction
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For patients: 
  • Faster access to care and treatment
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Reduced risk through standardized pathways
  • More informed preparation for procedures
  • Improved quality of care 
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For the physician and care team:
  • More time to manage patients
  • Ability to focus on value-added activities
  • Transparency through a standardized pathway and greater insights through data
  • Ability to benchmark to other centers’ performance and underpinning practices 


Examples of our pathway-related projects 

  • Care Pathway Optimisation: Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathway Development - Cryptogenic Stroke
  • Stroke Pathway Optimisation
  • Cryoballoon Ablation Pathway Optimisation 
  • Optimising the Cryoablation Process
  • Optimising the Cardiothoracic Pathway
  • Pathway Development - Syncope
  • TAVI Pathway Optimisation
  • Bariatric Pathway Optimisation



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Pathway optimization projects conducted the past 4 years across EMEA



Medical conditions where Medtronic has presence with its therapies







Would you like to learn more about how IHS Pathway Accelerator can help your hospital implement, run and sustain care pathways? 


A reputation built on results 

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The bariatric care pathway went remote in just 4 weeks at Medical University Centre Mannheim

The bariatric department needed to find a way to quickly reduce in-person consultations to reduce during the COVID-19 crisis, so IHS implemented a fully operational, remote bariatric pathway in just four weeks.

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Moving vaginal hysterectomies (VH) to day surgery – it takes teamwork

The Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust enlisted IHS to help create a playbook that could be rolled out across NHS England to replicate a successful and sustainable day surgery pathway. 

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Increasing daily TAVI capacity through an improved pathway at St. Antonius

Within eight months of our partnership, the hospital increased the total number of TAVI procedures by 24% without adding resources or capacity. 

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Connect with one of our experts

We are a team of experienced and highly trained experts who help providers reach their healthcare delivery goals. If you think we can help you, reach out to one of our advisors today for more information on what the Integrated Health Solutions team  can do for your hospital. 




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