Leicester City CCG shortlisted in Health Business Awards for its usage of INRstar analytics

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Leicester City CCG shortlisted in Health Business Awards for its usage of INRstar analytics

Leicester City CCG was shortlisted within the Healthcare IT category of this year’s Health Business Awards for its usage of INRstar analytics. The overall winners were announced at a ceremony in London yesterday (3 December 2015). The event was hosted by Dr Mark Porter – GP and medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show and presenter of Radio 4?s flagship medical series Inside Health. These prestigious awards have been running since 2007 and the Healthcare IT category recognises an organisation that is responsible for implementing a ground breaking IT project that demonstrates clear cost benefits to the wider NHS.

The CCG was shortlisted for its partnership working with SCSLhealth, using expertise from both sides to deploy a central analysis anticoagulation business intelligence tool, INRstar analytics. This intelligence tool, has allowed the CCG to improve population based anticoagulation outcomes as part of their wider CVD programme, which to date has helped to reduce the risk of strokes across the CCG by 50%, prevented 16 strokes in the last 12 months and reduced overdue INR tests by 78%.

The analysis software supports the fast and efficient clinical analysis of TTR trends, NPSA audits and the identification of patients who have missed INR tests which could put them at risk of stroke. Leicester City anticoagulation service runs across 52 primary care providers and having INRstar analytics means that commissioners and providers are now able to monitor and measure activity and quality metrics for patient safety and clinical outcomes in real-time, with a single push of a button. This allows clinical variation to be minimised, which helps to reduce emergency stroke admissions.

 

INRstar analytics was designed with clinicians and commissioners at Leicester City CCG, to give users instant, up to date data on AC services across multiple locations using INRstar. Introducing INRstar analytics has meant that the CCG is presented with real time intelligence dashboards including a national comparison, a real innovation.

Hannah Hutchinson, Senior Strategy and Implementation Manager at Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group says: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted within these awards and to have been recognised for transforming raw data into real time business and clinical intelligence to improve service delivery, improve clinical outcomes and improve patient safety. INRstar analytics has transformed the way we look at anticoagulation data to support the patient safety agenda across whole patient populations.”

 

INRstar is the UK’s leading anticoagulation decision support software, specifically developed to help health professionals safely manage anticoagulation patients.

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