September 20, 2022

What does data warehousing mean for your Integrated Care System?

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What does data warehousing mean for your Integrated Care System?

Five steps ICS healthcare leaders should take to unlock big data with electronic patient records and data warehousing.

If data can save lives, then outdated systems and lack of confidence around can limit the NHS’s potential. There’s no denying that to support the long-term sustainability of health and social care in the UK, the right digital foundations must be in place across the NHS.

With the Department for Health and Social Care setting the wheels in motion for the NHS to digitise 90% of trusts with electronic health records by December 2023, and 100% by March 2025, the race is on to deliver more personalised care through technology. Coupled with the fact that the NHS has gone through the biggest legislative overhaul for years, morphing into 42 integrated care systems (ICS), digital transformation is the cornerstone on where these reforms hang.

Never have these words rung truer than at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, one of the first Trusts to adopt Bedrock Data Warehouse with a real-time connector. They’re on a mission to collect, and curate data and use it to change the course of events, not just report on them. But ask any Clinical Informatics Manager in NHS England about patient data and electronic records, and they will say the same thing Eghosa Bazuaye, Associate Director of Informatics at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

So, how are Royal Berkshire overcoming this?

The Trust has been on a digital journey since 2014, moving from a paper-heavy organisation to a relatively paperless digital hospital underpinned by They know how to encourage staff to update notes and share real-time patient data to predict better patient outcomes. Bedrock also provides automated insight to spot significant deterioration, amongst other things. But it wasn’t always straightforward, as Claire Burnett, Sepsis Lead Nurse, Critical Care Outreach Team, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, explains:

“We’ve worked hard to remove the fear clinical staff have around data. Yes, data exposes uncomfortable situations but it’s about being comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Our data connects board to ward, from nurses to clinical managers to the CEO- everyone has oversight if we work smarter.”

Claire Burnett

Unlock your ICS’s data challenges

To uncover these critical data challenges and unlock actionable data intelligence, watch our interview with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust below to hear from Eghosa Bazuaye, Associate Director of Informatics; Claire Burnett, Sepsis Lead Nurse, Critical Care Outreach Team, and Principal Analyst, Madiha Ahmed:

Watch the session to find out about how your ICS can:

  • Break the cycle and work smarter

  • Join the paperless hospital revolution

  • Uncover data visibility from board to ward

  • Support clearer patient pathways

  • Progress through digital partnerships

Written by Julia Bluckert

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