Beautiful Information is the first NHS/private partnership of its kind and provides unique real-time information to NHS trusts to help them plan and resource clinical services to meet hourly fluctuations in patient demand. It is supported by East Kent Hospitals NHSFT, Ashford St Peter’s NHSFT and Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network and originated in the Information Directorate at EKHUFT.
Beautiful Information is one of the 50 New Radicals 2016. New Radicals is a search led by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and The Observer to find the top people, projects and organisations offering innovative ways to tackle the challenges facing society.
- “One of the biggest lessons we have learned is that less is more. In the past we may have overwhelmed users with our dashboards. The Operational Control Centre app is very easy to understand and I haven’t come across anyone who doesn’t get it straight away. It means that senior management and the executive team can be up to speed with what is happening and understand how each site is coping. It also helps us pick up wider trends which improves our discussions with commissioners about the wider system.”
Simon Marshall, Finance Director, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- “East Sussex Healthcare Trust chose to work with Beautiful Information because of its track record on moving a trust from being data-centric to suppliers of intelligent information. The recommendations based on an analysis of our current practice and information management will enable us to move to a point where we are beginning to present information in real-time dashboards to clinicians and managers so that we can spend more time planning future patterns of activity with less emphasis on analysis of historic data. By presenting in this way, we will see data quality improve and the delivery of a stronger performance management framework.”
Darren Grayson, Chief Executive Officer, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
- “Solent NHS Trust commissioned Beautiful information to provide an external review of the information team’s structure, strategy and work plan and to identify how the reporting framework could move from historic data analysis to the provision of real time intelligence. We commissioned this work because of BI’s success in developing real-time intelligence within its host Trust – the transformation at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust was a model that we looked to replicate. Using workshops, mentoring and coaching has helped us translate the core principles of its approach within Solent.”
Elizabeth Hale, Associate Director of Performance, Solent NHS Trust.
- “Transformational change in any organisation is hard, possibly even harder when we talk about reducing bed base. Having knowledge however at your fingertips through succinct and meaningful information has given Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (CHS) the confidence to reduce our bed base by 17 per cent over a 9 month period. This was a planned and organised bed reduction through effective management of patient flow, driven by the detailed activity analysis and understanding of information to assure the organisation of the opportunity available.”
Sharon Jones, Former Acting COO, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust