The NHS has developed and launched an innovative, automated data collection system which will save the NHS thousands of hours each year. The simple system, which works with all NHS applications, places a server on to hospitals’ systems that automatically “pulls” data from their databases, removing the need for hospitals to export and upload the data manually. Through the NHS Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP), the system has already been successfully implemented in more than 40 trusts. The system will also be used to populate an emergency care dashboard, giving deep insight into how patients flow through an emergency department and where there maybe bottlenecks. This should allow targeted plans to be put in place to remove or reduce delays within the system and will also help the NHS to provide targeted support to trusts that need it most.
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