Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is using a data management and data analytics system to improve its operations.
The trust is using InterSystems HealthShare to support key specialist care services. HealthShare is a health informatics platform that enables strategic interoperability and analytics for action across a hospital network.
The trust has created an integrated digital care record (IDCR), for which the regional master patient index (RMPI) is essential. The RMPI uses HealthShare’s Patient Index to uniquely identify patients from the numerous healthcare applications and care settings across West Yorkshire.
The trust also uses HealthShare’s Spine Mini Services on a regional basis to access patient demographics located on the NHS' National Spine. The IDCR currently has 1.3 million patient demographic records, which is expected to grow rapidly to 5 million.
The RMPI will help the trust continuously improve the quality of patient data and governance of care processes across its estate of connected systems, including the trust’s renal and oncology services.
Patients are also benefiting because they only have to enter information once, thus saving time and avoiding errors arising from duplicate data entry while reducing the potential for adverse medical events.
Eileen Jessop, deputy director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said, “HealthShare’s capabilities and InterSystems’ partnership approach are very important for the success of the trust’s health informatics vision.
"While our initial projects just use a fraction of HealthShare’s functionality, we can expand on this as we add additional specialist and integrated care services to meet the changing needs of our patients.”