Qlik's new analytics tool launched at London hospital trust
Analytics software from global data leader Qlik is set to be deployed across one of England's largest National Health Service (NHS) trusts, Barts Health, in a move that it is hoped will transform the way they deliver patient care across their five London hospitals.
The application, WeInform, is powered by the Qlik Sense® data analytics platform. It will be available to all 16,000 Barts Health employees who will be able to access data via a mobile device from anywhere in the hospital, enabling them to refer to recent patient insights before making clinical decisions.
The application includes waiting list data, population health analysis and patient demand surges, so staff including doctors and nurses can review data at all points of the patient care journey via a visual dashboard.
WeInform also has an alerting system that sends notifications directly to doctors and nurses informing them of COVID-positive patients at the hospital.
Barts Health worked in collaboration with Qlik and its partner, Catalyst BI, to create the application within ten months amid unprecedented demand due to the COVID-19 the pandemic. As part of this WeInform was tested and reviewed by user groups made up of staff that would be using the application daily.
The launch of this application marks the start of Barts Health's data democratisation journey. “WeInform is a platform that aims to improve data literacy across Barts Health, giving staff access to reports from a single source of truth,” said Charles Gutteridge, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Barts Health.
“WeInform will provide staff access to the data that they record at the point of care in our electronic health record, and so WeInform will become the engine for quality improvement and population health analysis.”
By using this application, the Trust is aiming to reduce the strain on staff caused by the pandemic. “Healthcare providers have been under increased and extraordinary pressure over the past year as demand for hospital services drastically increased,” said Adam Mayer, Senior Manager at Qlik.
“The WeInform application will transform how the Trust accesses and analyses data as a whole. Barts Health is not only empowering their people to do more with data and improve their level of data literacy, they are insights directly into the hands of those that require it to make crucial life-saving decisions.”
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We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”