We are excited to be working with Infinity Health, in partnership with KSS AHSN, to evaluate the potential financial impact of their innovative platform.
Pairing clinical experience with design and software development expertise, Infinity Health provide a secure and versatile platform which supports healthcare providers in managing patient care and workflow demands through a live, collaborative interface.
The Infinity platform engages staff across multiple disciplines, allowing services to support each other in delivering patient care needs safely and efficiently.
In addition to health economic modelling, Unity Insights plan to capture qualitative data to understand healthcare staff’s perceptions of the tool.
Having previously supported Infinity Health with survey design and NHSX case studies, Unity Insights are looking forward to working with the team again.
Carbon savings at University Hospitals Sussex
The NHS currently contributes 4% of the country’s total carbon emissions. To address this issue, the NHS are working towards becoming the world’s first net zero national health care system.
As part of this approach, several steps have been outlined to decarbonise the healthcare system, one of which being the decarbonisation of medicines and supply chains.
Unity Insights are proud to be working with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust in assessing the environmental impact of single use versus reusable medical apparatus. Both carbon costing and economic modelling will be carried out to determine the environmental and financial impacts, respectively, of switching from single-use to reusable medical equipment, namely laryngoscopes and suture kits.
Working with the AHSN Network
Having originated as the KSS Insights team at KSS AHSN, Unity Insights continues to work closely with KSS AHSN and the AHSN Network. The team have supported the Network for several years, providing support with analytics and evaluation, data visualisation, and quality improvement.
Learn more about how the team support the AHSN Network below.
When originally commissioned, AHSNs were assured against 15 metrics. These metrics lacked definition and resulted in inconsistencies in reporting, undermining the achievements of the AHSN Network.
Since 2018, our team have provided support co-ordinating and developing metrics for the AHSN Network. The various support provided by the team includes:
- the validation and return on investment of AHSN Network national programmes
- trajectory setting of Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) Rapid Uptake Products (RUPs)
- development of frameworks to measure spread and adoption
- ongoing measurement of each of the AHSN Network’s national programmes
The team works efficiently and effectively to provide robust analysis of the AHSN Network’s impact across England, demonstrating this impact in a multitude of dashboards and reports, enabling each AHSN to better understand their contribution.
By working closely with commissioners, and offering 1:1 bespoke support with AHSNs, the team have become trusted advisors on all things metrics-related within the AHSN Network.
AHSNs deliver a large number of local programmes that benefit the health and social care system and population. Measuring the impact of these programmes; however, has previously been a challenge. These local programmes vary significantly in size, clinical area, applicable settings, and potential impacts.
The metrics team at Unity Insights have developed a framework for measuring all AHSN Network local programmes, enabling AHSNs to identify and record impacts that were previously unreported. Improvements in local impact reporting have enhanced the AHSN Network’s impact reporting as a whole.
Aggregated into a Tableau visualisation, the AHSN Network now has a greater understanding than ever before about the kind of programmes being delivered locally, the role AHSNs have in delivering these programmes, and the benefits being delivered to people across the 15 AHSN regions.
The Unity Insights team provides analytical support for national patient safety programmes within the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) network. There are 15 PSCs/AHSNs that form this network and carry out the five Safety Improvement Programmes, which aim to improve the quality of care within the NHS.
Unity Insights is closely involved in the development of the quality improvement metrics, regularly meeting with our NHSI and PSC colleagues to ensure the correct information is being collected.
Our team collects these metrics quarterly and shares the output through various dashboards that we design and build, as well as reports that we generate with the stakeholders. This output provides a national picture of the programme’s progress, as well as a breakdown by PSCs and trusts.