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Leeds Teaching Hospitals plans new data platform


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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is developing a new data platform to support its reporting and analytics service.

It is working with Agilisys on the project, which involves creating the platform on Microsoft Azure and using Power BI and Synapse applications.

The company is also working with the trust on improving the quality of its data and embedding a data management framework to support integration.

They anticipate the platform will go live in March 2022, with the first set of key reports and analytics to support improving patient flow. Initial data sources in scope include the DXC PatientCentre patient administration system, LTHT’s PPM+ proprietary electronic health record and Symphony for urgent and emergency care.

Guy Dickie, the trust’s associate director of digital, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enhance our data analytics capability, harnessing the power of the trust’s data to develop a state of the art, modern solution which improves care and efficiency, reduces risk and saves money. Using our existing strong foundations, we have a once in a generation opportunity to revolutionise and scale our use of data.”

Max Jones, managing partner for health at Agilisys, added: “Inward investment and clinical research opportunities are also at the heart of our plans, not least because they create additional mechanisms for enhancing clinical outcomes.”

LTHT incorporates the Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s Hospital, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital, Leeds Dental Institute and Seacroft Hospital. It treats 1.5 million patients per year and creates over 5 million pieces of information every month.

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