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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 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”

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 – www.kssahsn.net/index.php/news/making-information-beautiful. For too long IM function has been lumped in together with the … Continue reading “Making Information Beautiful event”

Before Autopilot

25 June 2014

I was recently in a meeting with my Chief Executive and Chairman and the CE regaled a story of how pilots used to read crucial information when landing a plane. One could imagine that this would be of a complex nature with multiple variables influencing the planes characteristics. However, what he said was, and I’m … Continue reading “Before Autopilot”

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 … Continue reading “Marc Farr named in HSJ’s Top 50 Innovators”