Depth of coding is not always the answer to improving data quality

12 February 2016

According to one healthcare intelligence firm, the depth of coding was around four codes on average per patient in June 2009, up from an average of three in 2005. Today’s average is around five codes per patient. Depth of coding is an arbitrary measurement, however, and something which is not defined by the NHS Clinical … Continue reading “Depth of coding is not always the answer to improving data quality”

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 Age of Engagement

13 November 2014

Having worked in the NHS for nearly 9 years, I’ve often thought if there was job that I would like to do. The answer is (mostly), ‘I would love to be a Doctor’. Although this is probably a simplistic view, I just think being able to help people who need care is an amazing gift. I’m … Continue reading “The Age of Engagement”

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”