How the successes of 2022 have shaped the ambitions of 2023 for Amplitude and its customers

2022 was a great success for many of our customers. Our goal for 2023 is to build on those successes to ensure our customers get even greater value and benefit from their systems. 

To date, Amplitude has supported the collection, monitoring, and analysis of clinical and patient outcomes data for over 1.2 million patients in the UK alone and over 9,200 medical professionals use Amplitude systems. The goal for 2023 is to grow successful PROMs collection to well in excess of 1.5 million patients and expand our clinical user base to over 10,500. 

In this post, we celebrate recent successes from a selection of our customers and illustrate how the platform of success is being built over time. In addition, we highlight two of the many new features and functions added to the Amplitude platform in 2022. 

British Orthopaedic BOFAS Registry 

In 2022, the BOFAS Registry had two highly significant achievements.  

  1. NICE published new guidelines which stated that any Consultants performing 1st MTPJ Arthroplasty (big toe joint replacement) procedures must add their patients to the BOFAS Registry, to ensure clinical scores are collected and to facilitate the local review of clinical outcomes.  
  1. When the NHS was contemplating reallocating funding for bunion surgeries, the BOFAS Registry Report 2022 was used to evidence that surgeries had a notable positive impact on a patient’s overall quality of life, and therefore the NHS agreed to continue funding the procedure in 2023. 

The goal for 2023 is to increase the use of the BOFAS registry by Society members thereby increasing the volume of quality data in the registry. To this end, the Amplitude Account Management team is actively seeking out Foot & Ankle surgeons at our pro enterprise sites to ensure they authenticate to the registry so that their data can be sent electronically and with no additional effort, to the registry. 

British Spine Registry (BSR)

The British Spine Registry (BSR) has been collecting data across the UK relating to 7 major spinal pathways for the past 10 years. During this time, the registry has collected surgical and PROMs data on well over 290,000 patients, with 332,000 procedure pathways also being recorded. The BSR has also moved from being mandated to be a requirement of contract awards both in the private and NHS sectors.  

As such, we expect to see continued growth in both patient and clinician numbers during 2023 and anticipate the registry will soon exceed 350,000 patients within its dataset. The registry’s goal for 2023 is to also increase the number of procedures completed by 50%, for this to happen at least 91,750 procedure pathways will need to be created this year. 

Cleveland Clinic London

Cleveland Clinic London went live with Amplitude in April 2022. Their goal was to collect outcomes on spine pathways and data exchange with the British Spine Registry (BSR) at their new UK hospital site in London, which opened in spring 2022. Since the system went live it has been well used from the outset by clinical teams and patients alike. Off to a great start to the credit of their support team! 

The goal for 2023 is to continue to increase patient response rates and further increase the already high levels of clinical engagement.  

Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been using Amplitude to collect their National PROMs data for over two years, and to date they have the highest Q1 National PROMs compliance rates in the Amplitude network. The Trusts statistics for October 2020 to December 2022 were between 93% and 97% for the four procedures covering hip and knee replacements and revisions. 

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is now turning their focus in 2023 to achieve similar levels of patient engagement for the Q2 questionnaires as well as monitoring patient reported complications which are captured as standard at 6 weeks and 6 months within the Amplitude pro enterprise platform. This data will be invaluable for analysis and identifying areas for service improvement. 

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Knowledge

RCVS Knowledge, the research arm of the RCVS, recently launched the Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR), an automated surgical registry that collects anonymised data from vets and dog owners in the UK, to report on the outcomes of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgeries. This ground-breaking registry was the first of its kind in veterinary medicine and is open to all veterinary surgeons in the UK, free of charge. 

Since its recent launch, the registry already has data on over 630 companion and equine patients, which is a fantastic achievement. This number is set to grow exponentially in 2023 as the registry becomes more established and better known across the UK.  

Building on the success of the CCR, RCVS Knowledge is in the process of creating a second registry for monitoring antimicrobials within the veterinary industry, meaning the data can be used to start bench marking the use and immunity of the antimicrobials. Exciting times ahead for RCVSK! 

Schoen Clinic London

Schoen Clinic London has been using Amplitude for five years. Their goal was to create a data collection platform tool which would enable Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons to collect, analyse and report on appropriate PROMS data quickly and from a variety of locations. During that time, Schoen Clinic London has collected surgical and PROMs data on thousands of patients. In 2022, Schoen Clinic London went live with National PROMs, quickly followed by PHIN structured reporting and SMS messaging functionality.

Their goals for 2023 are to ensure the new procedure pathways are further entrenched into standard working practice, with some behind the scene work to support this. Amplitude will also be working with Schoen Clinic London to assist them getting even greater value from the reporting functionality. As a result, we expect to see continued growth in both patient and clinician numbers during 2023.

Amplitude Clinical Outcomes – New Functions

In order to ensure Amplitude’s pro series™ is providing the best efficiency and effectiveness for clinical and patient users, two new functions worthy of note were introduced in 2022:

  • SMS Messaging Functionality was launched 

With the world becoming increasingly mobile-centric, Amplitude has introduced the ability for customers to contact patients to complete PROMs via an SMS reminder message as well as the standard email approach. Seven Amplitude customer sites went live with SMS messaging within a matter of weeks. 2023 will see this functionality being offered as standard across all sites, allowing them to benefit from enhanced patient engagement and compliance.  

  • PHIN Structured Reporting was launched 

Amplitude has been an accredited PHIN supplier for eight years, but what makes Amplitude different to any other supplier is that we now provide hospitals with a single electronic platform for PHIN and registry data capture and reporting. 

In 2022, Amplitude launched new functionality which allows consultants to capture all their PHIN procedure, Patient Satisfaction and PROMs data in one place. The system then automatically generates a structured report that makes consolidation with other PHIN required data and onward submission simple. No other system offers this level of inclusivity. 

After the success of the PHIN Structured Reporting, it is Amplitude’s goal to expand their private healthcare customer network to ensure medical professionals up and down the country benefit from a less administrative and more streamlined way of working. 

Amplitude would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, Amplitude would not be where it is today without you. If you are interested in building your own platform for success and want to know how Amplitude can help improve your clinical and patient data collection processes, please get in touch. 

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