Considering multiple users and purposes

Apollo is a bespoke CRM platform that will help us to provide a customisable solution for all users, track all leads that come into the hospital, nurture them through the patient journey and manage key relationships.

This will help us to achieve better clarity of the status and outcome of enquiries, better engagement with consultants by evidencing our work for them, and serve as an invaluable resource to the business as a central database. Since launch it has been a revelation for many staff who have never had such a resource at their disposal.

Barney Baxendale, Marketing Manager, King Edward VII's Hospital

Bespoke functionality

Apollo is essential to ensuring the hospital is Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliant. It holds all credentialing information for the consultants that work with the hospital and notifies King Edward VII's admins when an official document is due to expire or has expired. They can then get in touch with the consultant's secretary for a replacement document — affecting the practitioner’s compliance rating.

All work is audit trailed and notes, emails, phone calls are all documented and logged in the CRM against the relevant consultant.

NFC proximity cards mean hospital staff can securely log into their account without remembering long passwords. When they leave their workstation, it will automatically lock — ensuring the security of sensitive information.

They also give staff access to view shared and personal task lists. Staff can find out exactly who they need to get in touch with for what documents, streamlining the compliance process.

We’re already planning future improvements too. New functionality will include:

  • bed management
  • handling of admissions
  • theatre bookings and capacity management
  • reporting on consultant profitability for the hospital
  • sending out information to patients on their upcoming surgery

Joined up technology

The CRM works in harmony with the newly built website and delivers a much smoother user experience.

Information for consultants (specialty, special interests etc) is fed through to the specific consultant page on the website so that the most recent and up to date information is available to potential and current patients.

Patients can now easily find information about their condition, speciality or relevant consultant. Now, when an appointment is booked, the lead is logged in the CRM, alerting the booking team to action tasks swiftly.

Both platforms are heavily integrated with the SaaS search engine Algolia allowing us to power fast, intuitive search tools throughout the two systems.

Algolia delivers great insight into what the users are actually searching on the website, rather than guessing what people are trying to do. King Edward VII's Hospital can use this invaluable information to make sure that they are meeting the needs of their customers at every stage of their journey — from booking to aftercare.

This unique approach came out of our R&D activities at Selesti. The government introduced the R&D initiative to encourage companies to invest in innovative projects in science and technology to develop an advance in their field. We've taken a fresh look at an existing issue and built a new system that can be replicated for other hospitals.

Maximising return on investment

Spotting a gap in the market, the new CRM tool, ‘Apollo’, is already in the pipeline to be sold to several other hospitals. Apollo solves many operational issues for hospitals such as King Edward’s, filling a gap in a lucrative market.

Never before have I experienced an agency that cared more about a client or fought so hard for a project to be the best it can be. Not only are their people first class at what they do, they are also first class people and an absolute pleasure to work with.

They are smart, creative, adaptable, thoughtful, passionate, principled and most importantly, they are the experts you need on your side.

Barney Baxendale, Marketing Manager, King Edward VII's Hospital