Modelling Delayed Discharges (a simple start)
For the best part of two decades, the phenomenon of 'delayed discharges' has featured in many of our models, under the headings of 'capacity planning' or 'health and social care integration' or both.
The model on this page (below) is a hugely oversimplified example, showing what can happen when changes in the capacity of one service (social care) affect what happens in a connected service (hospital). Obviously, when working with a client, we would incorporate much more detail than this.
But our main purpose in publishing this is to get some feedback about how easy it is to use this model on different types of device (computer with mouse / touchpad / touchscreen, tablet, phone).
We normally build models for use with a client; we can either run the model in a workshop, or show a client how to run it. Now that we can publish models on the web, we must pay more attention to 'user experience', and we are still learning all that.
We would be very interested to know how you get on.
If you have come across this model at work, it is possible that you only have access to an older version of a browser (such as Internet Explorer), and therefore the model might simply not work. If that is the case, check whether your IT department can install a more up-to-date browser (or version) on your computer (in some organisations, that might not be possible).
Their guidance about browsers is that you need:
a recent version of any of several popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Internet Explorer. The browsers need to have a significant degree of support for html5, the new standard for delivering web content. Chrome will work best. Versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 10 won't work well. (For the major browsers, the minimum version requirements are IE 11+, Edge any, Firefox 31+, Opera 27+, Safari 7+, and Chrome 37+.)
If you are coming to one of our workshops or events (a few places still available for our FREE workshop in Edinburgh on 1 February), and this model does not work on your work laptop, or you do not have such a thing, perhaps you could bring a laptop or tablet that belongs to someone in your household. If you cannot get access to such a device, we are sure that other people present will let you share their devices. And if you can bring more than one device, please do!
Please give us any feedback about the usability or content of this model on the form at the bottom of this webpage.
Finally, this model will probably not be at its best if viewed on a mobile phone. By all means try (in landscape). We are going to put up a number of models that should work on phones (watch this space).
Please provide some feedback on the form below.
(no need to complete every part of the form)