It’s all about the patient
Most importantly, the Optasia service empowers hospitals to identify ‘at risk’ osteoporosis patients early and move them onto a treatment regime to strengthen bone density and prevent hip fractures, significantly improving their care.
Radiologists and AI – the best possible combination
Although our algorithms are highly-efficient, our technology will never replace humans. If anything, it will actually encourage the recruitment of highly-qualified medical and clinical nurse professionals.
All of our accurately-identified VFFs are verified by a clinical expert
After Optasia’s algorithms have identified, classified and flagged the fractures within the CT scans supplied by the referring hospital, the final scans are then read again by an RCR-qualified consultant radiologist.
Developing FLS and effective patient pathways
There is a huge focus in the NHS to develop Fracture Liaison Services and effective patient pathways for ‘at risk’ osteoporotic patients. This is part of a much larger effort by the NHS and local governments to reduce falls and fragility fractures and extend independent living for the ageing population. Our service supports all these efforts.
VFFs can fund your FLS
If you already have an FLS, or are working towards one, our VFF case finding service can help you fund all of it by reducing the number of future factures suffered by your patient population. The financial statistics are compelling when comparing the clinical cost of hip fracture patients against the cost of the Optasia service.
Need help to build a business case?
We would be delighted to work alongside you in building a business case to develop this service. Using the statistics from your own hospital in conjunction with data from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Osteoporosis Society we can show that this service will be good for your patients – and highly cash-positive for your hospital.