The Hewitt Review: an independent review of integrated care systems
Department of Health and Social Care - This review set out to consider the oversight and governance of integrated care systems (ICSs). Each ICS has an integrated care board (ICB), a statutory organisation responsible for developing a plan for meeting the health needs of the population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in the ICS area. ICBs include representatives from local authorities, primary care and NHS trusts and foundation trusts. The review covered ICSs in England and the NHS targets and priorities for which ICBs are accountable, including those set out in the governme...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 4, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Integrated care, collaboration and partnership Source Type: blogs
Reducing waiting lists by repurposing a Nightingale hospital into a protected elective centre
NHS Confederation - Waiting lists for some procedures in Devon have been cut by converting a Nightingale hospital into a protected elective centre delivering additional orthopaedic, ophthalmology and diagnostic activity. Cooperation between clinicians from different trusts has resulted in innovative ways of working. The Devon integrated care system has worked with local trusts – principally the Royal Devon University Health Foundation Trust but also Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth Trust – to deliver the extra capacity.Case study (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 20, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS performance and productivity Source Type: blogs
Improving staff experience and staff engagement at QEH
NHS Employers - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King ’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is a rural district general hospital in West Norfolk. In 2019, QEH had the worst NHS Staff Survey results in the country. This case study explores what the organisation did and how it applied staff engagement methods to improve its NHS Staff Survey scores.Case study (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - February 15, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs
Expanding volunteer support in the allied health professions to start an NHS career
NHS Employers - Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust used volunteers to support their allied health professionals, offering a first step into an NHS career.Case study (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - February 14, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – January 15, 2023 – 80% of consumers want a clearer process for dealing with billing errors, USCDI update would add 20 more elements, and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. News and Studies ONC released the Draft United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) v4 and its accompanying Standards Bulletin. USCDI is a standardized set of health data classes and data elements that enables data exch...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 15, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT 3M Allina Health Ayble Health Cameron Deemer Castell CenTrak CloudWave Cone Health digital pathology DocGo Dr. B DrFirst Edifecs Elevate Addiction Services Franciscan Health GE Healthcare Gradient Health H Source Type: blogs
Guidance on developing the joint forward plan
NHS England - This guidance supports integrated care boards (ICBs) and their partner NHS trusts and foundation trusts (referred to collectively in this guidance as partner trusts) to develop their first 5-year joint forward plans (JFPs) with system partners.GuidanceMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 3, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Source Type: blogs
What's new in midwifery - 6th December 2022
Some recent things you might need to know. Remember to critically appraise any articles detailed below - mention in this column is not a statement about the robustness of the research or systematic review.Article are open access (so, free to read) unless stated otherwise.Audit I might have mentioned these before, but just in case...National Neonatal Audit Programme annual summary report on 2021 data:Ninth MBRRACE Annual Report (of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity)ResearchSARS-CoV-2 placentitis, stillbirth, and maternal COVID-19 vaccination: clinical –pathologic correlationsBalloon ca...
Source: Browsing - December 6, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs
Reading the signals: maternity and neonatal services in East Kent – the report of the independent investigation
Department of Health and Social Care - Following concerns raised about the quality and outcomes of maternity and neonatal care, an independent investigation into maternity and neonatal services at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was commissioned. The primary reason for this report is to set out the truth of what happened, so that maternity services in East Kent can begin to meet the standards expected nationally, for the sake of those to come. The report identifies four areas for action. The NHS could be much better at: identifying poorly performing units; giving care with compassion and kindness;...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Patient safety Source Type: blogs
Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 10 October, 2022.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----Lots of stuff this week – with Optus still causing trouple-----https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/doh-releases-30-20-rule-fact-sheetDoH releases 30/20 rule fact sheetThe new telehealth compliance measure came into effect on 1 October, despite calls to delay its implementation.The 30/20 rule limits the number of MBS it...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 8th October, 2022.
This report aligns with the reality that healthcare organizations are facing in terms of the effects to patient safety, " said Anahi Santiago, chief information security officer at Delaware-based ChristianaCare.She and other healthcare cybersecurity leaders spoke withHealthcare IT News about the connection between cyber hygiene and patient safety and how to prepare for healthcare cyber attacks. -----https://ehrintelligence.com/news/meaningful-use-ehrs-may-be-key-to-improved-quality-of-care‘Meaningful Use’ EHRs May Be Key to Improved Quality of CareHospitals that meet the “Meaningful Use” EHR requirements were ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Healthtech Startup Doccla Raises £15 Million to Scale up Adoption of its Virtual Ward Technology
Doccla delivers remote patient monitoring solutions to free up hospital beds and help alleviate pressures on the NHS Sweden-founded and London-headquartered, Doccla, the leading provider to the NHS of virtual ward and patient monitoring technology, has today announced it has closed a £15 million Series A funding round. The oversubscribed round was led by International venture capital firm General Catalyst, with participation from funds managed by healthcare investors KHP Ventures – a collaboration between King’s College London, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Guy’s and St Thomas’...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Cambridgeshire Community Services Chris Bischoff Dag Larsson Doccla General Catalyst Giant Ventures Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Health IT Funding Health Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –17th September, 2022.
This study adds to the evidence showing that expanded access to these services could have a longer-term positive impact if continued.”Roughly 1 in 8 beneficiaries in the pandemic group received OUD-related telehealth services compared with 1 in 800 in the prepandemic group, the research revealed. Access to telehealth services was associated with better treatment retention and lower risk of medically treated overdose in the pandemic group compared to those not receiving telehealth services.-----https://healthimaging.com/topics/management/education-training/ai-deterring-students-pursuing-radiologyConcerns about the future ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 17, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
NHS Prevent training and competencies framework
Department of Health and Social Care - The Prevent training and competencies framework has been developed to: encourage a consistent approach to training and competency development in respect of Prevent; and ensure that NHS trusts and foundation trusts meet their legislative responsibilities to equip people to work effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults in relation to Prevent. This document will also support NHS provider organisations, NHS commissioners and organisations providing services on behalf of the NHS, to meet contractual obligations in relation to safeguarding ...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 5, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –20th August 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment-----https://www.digitalhealth.net/2022/08/ai-predictive-trial-staffordshire-hn-reduce-ae-admissions/AI predictive trial in Staffordshire reduces A&E admissions by 35%A trial which looked at how existing patient data could be used to predict those most likely to need hospital care has led to a 35% reduction on average in A&E attendances across Staffordshire.Jor...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs