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Suspicion of Sepsis Dashboard and Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

by OPEN VIE for Imperial College Health Partners

Summary of work

It’s widely accepted that we won’t overcome the challenges of the NHS if we don’t make the most of real-world data. Fifteen years ago an NHS Confederation report into healthcare variation suggested that Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data could be key to improving the quality of NHS care. The recommendation has aged well. Today, as pressure on healthcare resources intensifies, HES is at the heart of a wide range of quality improvement programmes to reduce avoidable variation and enhance patient outcomes.

The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insights Dashboard which was developed collaboratively by Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), Data partners Harvey Walsh trading as OPEN VIE and NHS Improvement and NHS England – gives NHS staff reliable data to monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions on deteriorating patients with a suspicion of sepsis.

The SOS dashboard – which adopts an innovative coding method that mitigates inaccuracies and inconsistencies inherent in previous approaches – visualises HES, showing clinical data, trends and insights at hospital, regional and national levels. Now rolled out nationally and included in the NHS Long Term Plan, it’s facilitating better planning of pathways and a more focused application and measurement of initiatives that reduce the burden of sepsis.

Judges' comments

This campaign from OPEN VIE and Imperial College Health Partners demonstrated excellent linkage to HES data, resulting in impactful changes. Also had good hospital adoption.


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Category Sponsors

Debbie Tuesley - Communiqué Awards Director

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2021
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2021
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2021
Awards Ceremony 1st September 2021

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