Devon Partnership NHS Trust looks to cloud to track patient data

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Devon Partnership NHS Trust is to implement a cloud-based dashboard to track patient data across its organisation.

The dashboard is provided by Dundas Data Visualization and will help the trust in its work providing mental health and learning disability services in the county.

The cloud-based service will track various key metrics, including waiting times and patient follow-ups, which will help the Trust to monitor its performance against internal and national targets.

The Dundas Dashboard platform should make the vast amount of health information the trust deals with easier to use and analyse, the firm claimed. It will be used by approximately 2,000 staff, including doctors, consultants, and clinical team leaders. Non-clinical teams, directors and managers of the organisation will also use the dashboard.

Rony Arafin, head of performance information at the Trust said that his organisation chose this service as it provided user features, including annotations, which allow users to comment on the data and collaborate. The offering also enables wanted interaction from the data, including drill-down functionality.

“One of the key reasons we chose the Dundas Dashboard platform was because of the user-friendly features,” said Arafin.

“We were looking for a solution that would provide some interaction with the data, especially drill-through functionality, so that people can drill-through the information easily through a much richer visual platform,” he added.

Arafin also said the trust wanted to allow people to comment on the data, “to facilitate seamless communication across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical staff, in order to drive improvement and, ultimately, improve the experience of the users of our services.”

“The annotation feature that Dundas Dashboard offered is an important enabler for us.”

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