E-Health Innovations, part of the Wellbeing Software Group, today announced that after a successful pilot, its ‘eHealthSurvey’ solution is now live and being deployed across Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. eHealthSurvey is a suite of electronic surveys supporting various nursing audits and patient data collection initiatives. The ‘Safety Thermometer’ module helps trusts automate NHS Safety Thermometer data collection and submission. Onerous paper and manual processes are streamlined through the provision of an electronic ‘point of care’ patient survey, which operates on any networked device, whether on or offline. The result is a centralised, real-time and assured audit of nursing quality across the healthcare estate.
The NHS Safety Thermometer is part of the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) initiative. It was introduced to be used by frontline healthcare professionals to measure harm at the point of care. Compliance is incentivised through a national CQUIN payment programme.
eHealthSurvey ‘Safety Thermometer’ is proven within the NHS to significantly reduce the time and effort associated with managing the NHS Safety Thermometer process. Optimised reporting features provide real-time visibility of patient safety issues, offering greater assurance of data quality and the achievement of CQUIN payment gateways. It enables multiple data capture methods including optional integration with existing clinical systems and allows users to collect and manage data across both hospital and community care settings.
Helen MacKenzie, Director of Nursing and Governance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust says: “The staff on the wards absolutely love the system. It is very quick and simple to pick up, and it saves a huge amount of time on validation and checking for our administrators, who work with the data. We are now able to obtain good quality and reliable data on the safety thermometer, freeing up time for our analysts and administrative staff. The training we did this week in West Berkshire Community Hospital went really well, and the nurses found the system really useful. eHealth Innovations have provided an excellent service so far, and supplied industry specific expertise particularly around nursing audit measures.’