SystmOne Users Engage in Analytics at SNUG 2014

SystmOne users found out more about how to bring analytics into healthcare, while at the SystmOne National User Group Conference on 15-16th May.  Users were able speak with ResearchOne and attend a presentation to see how they could engage in both the development and use of analytics in health care.

Discussions focused on how ResearchOne can support SystmOne users in the challenge of working securely, and from an evidence base, in a rapidly changing field.  ResearchOne enables the development and testing of research outcomes that can be utilised at the point of care through patient records.

There was a lot of interest in the projects that are analysing de-identified records information to develop clinical insight that can be embedded in clinical systems.  This is possible due to the over 400 organisations that have joined ResearchOne – many of whom are engaged in clinical trials through ResearchOne.

Members of the conference learnt more about the frailty index that has been developed. It identifies an individual’s frailty based on codes in their record. Groups of SystmOne users are going to pilot different ways to use the index in their health records. For example, a protocol could automatically calculate a patient’s frailty and suggest an appropriate action such as a purpose-designed activity template.

In such ways, analytics can help healthcare to evolve proactively with the changing needs of individuals.  Health analytics needs to be based on real-time information so that this can happen dynamically.  Health records are therefore valuable for ongoing, evidence-based development of patient care.  Researchers can use health records to both develop insights and to embed evidence-based innovations in clinical care.  This is achieved by closing the gap between researchers, clinicians and patients.

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