Beautiful Information commissioned by NHSI to automate data collection

21 June 2017

All NHS trusts will have their daily situation reports (SitRep) automatically collected by NHS Improvement from October 2017. SitReps are collected from acute trusts each weekday during winter, through manual data entry on areas such as A&E closures and diverts, cancelled operations or bed pressures. The automated data collection was announced 21 June, and NHS … Continue reading “Beautiful Information commissioned by NHSI to automate data collection”

Enhanced partnership arrangements with In-Form Solutions

14 June 2017

In-Form Solutions is a provider of effective management solutions to both community and business organisations and have decades of experience in supporting NHS organisations to improve their ways of working. In-Form will be a key reseller of Beautiful Information’s products and services and our relationship is managed by John Griffiths, Managing Director of In-Form. John … Continue reading “Enhanced partnership arrangements with In-Form Solutions”

Framework success

9 June 2017

It was a busy end to the final quarter of the Financial Year 2016/2017, but one of the many highlights was our successful application to the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework at the start of year. We are also pleased to announce that we have been accepted on the G-Cloud 9 framework for cloud-based services for public-sector organisations. … Continue reading “Framework success”

‘Innovators study’ – Exploring how innovation in patient safety and quality of care is achieved by individuals working within the NHS

9 June 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background Innovation in healthcare is said to be notoriously difficult to achieve and sustain yet simultaneously the health service is under intense pressure to innovate given the ever-increasing demands placed upon it. Whilst many studies have looked at diffusion of innovation from an organisational perspective, few have sought to understand how individuals working … Continue reading “‘Innovators study’ – Exploring how innovation in patient safety and quality of care is achieved by individuals working within the NHS”

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?”

Making Information Beautiful event

15 July 2014

On behalf of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science the beautiful information team recently team hosted the first of a series of events to bang the drum about the importance of the IM or Information Management function within the NHS – For too long IM function has been lumped in together with the … Continue reading “Making Information Beautiful event”

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”