Articles in Category: Healthcare

Waiting Times...or Wasting time? A little digitisation that can help NHS service recovery.

Combining Quality and Efficiency in the NHS and Healthcare Recovery

Waiting Times...or Wasting time? A little digitisation that can help NHS service recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the NHS and UK health system in previously unimagined ways.

Elective and diagnostic activities have been highly disrupted, leading to a significant backlog of patients waiting for treatment.

Many people suffering painful joint and bone conditions, ear nose and throat and ophthalmology issue and undiagnosed cancers and mental health conditions will be part of that backlog.

Why KPIs and KLoEs Aren’t Really Driving Continuous Improvement and Statistical Analysis in Healthcare

How the right performance management solution helps you avoid the "messy middle"

Why KPIs and KLoEs Aren’t Really Driving Continuous Improvement and Statistical Analysis in Healthcare

For healthcare providers, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLoEs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are an integral part of the culture, as they help ensure that the services they provide meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. Audits and inspections (such as those performed for the Care Quality Commission) often take up vital time and resources as they collect commentaries and evidence to ensure those standards are reached.

Winter is coming, be SAFE

The need for world-class SAFE NHS and SAFE Care Homes Infection Prevention and Control assurance

Jon and Daenerys from Game of Thrones - no copyright infringement is intended

According to the Academy of Medical Sciences 'Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21' there "must be a period of intense preparation for our reasonable worst-case scenario for health in the winter".

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Our definitive list of reasons why integrated NHS assurance is a the way forward

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Assurance is a vital aspect of governance within an NHS Organisation. Boards need to ensure that their organisations can deliver the financial sustainability and quality care that they declare within their annual governance statement, be this business as usual or mid crisis. 

It is well known that it is vital to have effective assurance systems in place to ensure that reality is not distorted from ward to board. However with increasing pressures on the NHS, regular and continued organisational change and the need for constant innovation what does an effective assurance system look like in 2020?

Can we fix the NHS? From the perspective of Performance Management and Business Intelligence

Too much demand, too many patients, not enough resources

Can we fix the NHS? From the perspective of Performance Management and Business Intelligence

The challenge that the NHS faces today is variously described as: too much demand, too many patients, not enough resources.

This blog examines these issues identified by the systems already in place in the NHS and suggests how we can act on the performance management and BI information as part of addressing this classic dilemma: demand is clearly greater than supply.


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