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‘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”

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”