Combining Quality and Efficiency in the NHS and Healthcare 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.
How the right performance management solution helps you avoid the "messy middle"
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.
How robust processes and technology platforms help face the challenge.
As healthcare providers start restoring normal services and make plans to tackle the backlog of waiting lists, how can technology help in this journey to recovery?
The need for world-class SAFE NHS and SAFE Care Homes Infection Prevention and Control assurance
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".
Supporting the where and when with why
Much if not all of the information in your daily, weekly or monthly reports will have been originated by a person, one who goes into a system and manually inputs a number.
The new role of the CFO in connecting the whole organisation together to improve effectiveness
The role of the modern Chief Finance Officer entails much more than being a budget gate-keeper, ensuring a financial system of record is accurate and statutory reporting is delivered.
Too much demand, too many patients, not enough resources
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.
The importance of providing context with visualisations
Recently several high profile companies have heavily sold the idea that a great looking, fast data visualisation the greatest business intelligence.
It is certainly great to have beautiful visualisations of data, but that is less than half the picture if you need to manage the business better.