CareXML® Business Intelligence Applications
The complete range of secondary care datasets is available within CareXML® Business Intelligence (CBI). For Acute activity, CBI also provides the ability to group activity (HRG), derive spells and to price the activity. For an Acute Trust, the option is available to align such activity with current budgets and to forecast year end expenditure to gain a better understanding of their true financial position.
The complete range of Mental Health and Acute datasets (MHMDS & CDS) is available within CBI to support all Mental Health organisations. For Mental Health activity, CBI provides the ability to establish clusters, report against these and analyse /monitor performance. The CareXML® Integrated Patient Record and Patient Browser offers the potential to clinical staff to have a 24/7 view of all patient encounters / data / documents in addition to the management reporting through CBI.
As with Acute and Mental Health services, CBI can support all the information management needs of Community Trusts and those combined with either Acute or Mental Health services. CBI for Community services will support the new Community Information Dataset (CIDS) when it is introduced.
Summary and snapshot financial data models are available and can be populated at the most appropriate level for the Trust. For instance, information by cost centre or department may be available, which can easily be summarised to the corporate level for use in the Balanced Scorecard, but still provides the ability to drill down and analyse financial variance in greater detail.
Summary and snapshot data models for human resource data are available and can be utilised in a similar manner to financial data, depending on the ability to extract this information from the source systems.
KPIs and the Balanced Scorecard
CBI is designed with a pre-defined set of KPIs for healthcare, forming the basis of the Balanced Scorecard for the organisation. These indicators have been updated to include the new Healthcare Commission key targets and indicators (where these have been fully defined).
A set of generic KPIs is unlikely to match the Trust’s own specific requirements exactly, so Stalis offer expert customisation during implementation as well as including the generic and a user-definable set of KPIs within the standard product. The Balanced Scorecard can be made available to managers as a fully configurable EIS, as a dashboard indicator with traffic lighting, or as graphical or tabular reports.
By drilling down to lower levels of detail as appropriate, the user can easily review underlying trends, gaining understanding of the true reasons for resource consumption or variance from target.
Targets (or ‘objectives’) are user definable at any level of analysis. Multiple targets can be defined for any measure at each level; thus there might be one target for the national standard, but a different local target for each month to assist with monitoring progress towards the national target. Similarly targets can be defined for any dimension within the analysis e.g. commissioner, consultant, directorate etc.
More sophisticated information analysis and reporting facilities are being introduced to support predictive modelling and forecasting, prescribing practice analysis, monitoring process efficiency using Statistical Process Control methodologies, and integrated benchmarking. Such functionality will support the needs of a variety of health and social care organisations as they strive to understand the changing environment for healthcare commissioning and delivery.
Stalis CBI is today’s dynamic reporting solution for modern healthcare commissioning.