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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust selects Agilisys data platform

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has chosen technology from Agilisys to provide a data platform across the trust.

Forming part of trust’s ambition to create a digitally-enabled healthcare future, the aim is for its workforce to be digitally empowered and to ensure digital is a good experience for staff and patients, by “using IT which just works”.

As part of the organisation’s investing in technology vision, the trust highlights: “Our data and insight will improve. We are applying consistent data management principles and developing systems which work together to improve the quality and coordination of data. The right data and tools are being made more accessible to staff to improve how we provide and plan care.”

The trust currently records over 50 million pieces of information, treating 1.5 million patients each year, of which 200,000 patients attend A&E. The new data platform will be hosted in the cloud on Microsoft Azure, and includes Microsoft’s Power BI and Synapse to provide a reporting and analytics service, for staff to collaborate and makes use of data.

Agilisys will work with the trust to embed its ‘Data Management Framework’, an approach that covers key datasets, cross-organisational sharing, a clear people, process and governance plan, and will create a single version of the truth.

Guy Dickie, Associate Director of Digital at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Agilisys on our new data platform. They have a huge amount of relevant, in depth expertise and experience in our sector, with a passion and drive that will deliver great results. 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, Agilisys, added: “This partnership truly excites because it’s about more than just cutting-edge technology…it’s cutting-edge thinking. Together, we’ll harness our collective knowledge, shared values and deep ambition to turn data into a primary asset for making better decisions for patients. 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.”

In September, HTN welcomes Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for the next edition in the HTN Now series, where the team will share their approach to paediatric early warning scores across its children’s hospital.