Are you winter ready?

12 October 2015

“The higher number of patients waiting to be admitted into a hospital bed from A&E than in previous years points not only to patients being admitted when they are sicker, but also to pressure on beds in other parts of hospitals. This leads to disruption in the flow of patients though A&E. Delays in discharging … Continue reading “Are you winter ready?”

Case study: Solent NHS Trust

1 March 2015

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 beautiful information’s success in developing real time intelligence within … Continue reading “Case study: Solent NHS Trust”

Consultant Outcomes

21 November 2014

Publishing consultant outcomes should be, well…simple, shouldn’t it?  We have the data, we have guidance on what to publish and we have the means to publish it, but in between there’s a whole spectrum of how to get this simple process wrong. Not least of all by getting the backs up of all our consultants … Continue reading “Consultant Outcomes”

The Analysis Mansion

3 November 2014

Data Architecture is often overlooked in informatics as something that is dull and ‘for geeks’.  Far too often the source and structure of the data is side-lined to focus on trends and reporting.  However, in my opinion (and it may well only be my opinion) if data architecture is improved, the analysis of information will … Continue reading “The Analysis Mansion”

Marc Farr named in HSJ’s Top 50 Innovators

22 November 2013

EKBI’s Marc Farr has been named in the HSJ Top 50 Innovators in Health 2013. It said: “He is the founder of Beautiful Information at East Kent, which among other things tracks A&E activity levels. The project won the data/information management category at the 2013 National Patient Safety Awards. Made honorary professor in geomatic and civil engineering at UCL in 2007, his academic … Continue reading “Marc Farr named in HSJ’s Top 50 Innovators”