About the Christie NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS trust specialising in providing leading cancer care. It is Europe’s largest single site cancer centre and treats more than 44,000 oncology patients a year.

Business Driver

To continually provide the highest quality of care, The Christie needs to be able to manage its resources in a systematic manner. As such, it is committed to the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to deliver clinical process improvement against set baselines, and to thoroughly measure improvements.

Solution

The Christie has used Tableau Software, for 18 months, as its Business Intelligence Solution, providing it with fast and effective data analytics. In order to further enhance its data analytics capabilities, The Christie wanted to be able to create SPC charts in Tableau that would enable the Trust’s staff to monitor change impact and iterative improvement projects on a daily basis.

Working alongside The Christie, Trustmarque developed Scutari as a companion tool for Tableau to provide staff with a simple and mathematically robust view of the metrics that impact the quality and efficiency of patient care. The Christie can now rapidly generate colour-coded SPC charts in a matter of minutes, rather than the hours it took previously to create them manually.

Why Trustmarque

Initial business intelligence investments with Trustmarque’s aid had been a success – Dan Tibble, Head of Business Intelligence and Software Development at The Christie was keen to continue the working relationship with Trustmarque and benefit from its healthcare expertise and comprehensive, reliable services.

Benefits

  • Scutari tool helps to improve clinical processes, through real-time access and visibility via comprehensive SPC charts
  • Front line healthcare staff are provided with real-time information
  • Monitor financial and clinical impact of processes
  • Identify trends and make informed decisions quicker