New technology makes incident reporting easy and efficient
London, UK – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a provider of acute and specialist health services with 10,000 staff is using Datix software to increase efficiencies within the Trust. Since implementing the latest web-based Datix incident, risk, legal and safety alerts modules, the Trust has increased incident reporting levels which in turn has helped the Trust respond more efficiently to risks, as well as ensuring team learning from incidents.
In April 2014, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust completely overhauled its patient safety system based on Datix. According to Tammy Moorcroft, Safety and Effectiveness programme manager at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, “The introduction of Datix and the new modules has helped ensure that the Trust continues to implement learning from incidents and gives us a central place for risks to be measured and tracked.”
Easily accessible and simple to use, one of the biggest benefits is the accuracy of the data held in the Datix system to create meaningful change, share learning and promote best-practice. New processes and procedures can ultimately be fed back into changes in policy to promote patient safety.
Jonathan Hazan, director at Datix, concluded, “Like many healthcare organisations, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is complex and faces the daily challenges of delivering excellent care whilst adhering to the latest regulatory changes in the industry. It relies on Datix to deliver flexible, highly scalable technology to provide the data required to meet requirements.”
About Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust employs 10,000 people who provide acute and specialist healthcare for a population of nearly two million people in North West London, and more beyond. The Trust has five hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – as well as a growing number of community services.
For more information, please visit www.imperial.nhs.uk
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is today a leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help healthcare organisations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. It recruits and retains people committed to the healthcare sector and continually invests in its software and services to ensure that it integrates best practice and learning.
Datix is focused on the health and social care sector. Its customers include public and private hospitals, primary care providers, GP surgeries, mental health and ambulance service providers. Its clients also include organisations delivering care home and domiciliary care services. Within the UK this includes more than 75% of the National Health Service. Internationally the Datix client base is growing rapidly and includes large scale deployments in Canada and the USA as well as clients in Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
Datix is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. To learn more, visit www.datix.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8971 1971
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