Belfast’s emergency department wanted a real-time dashboard to provide key performance metrics to clinicians. They implemented EMIS Health’s Business Intelligence platform, built on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, which connects to the reporting database within their emergency department system, EMIS Health’s Symphony.
Previously, emergency department staff had to manually manipulate data to suit their needs and required external support to manage information. Now, with Business Intelligence they have access to real time reporting which is enabling clinicians to instantly identify ways in which emergency department services can be improved.
Real-time emergency department decision making
Belfast has a set of interactive dashboards to help them analyse the information they need. Their key performance indicator dashboard refreshes every few minutes, giving them near real-time visibility of service pressures, and supporting their teams through crisis management during busy periods. The dashboards also enable users to ‘slice and dice’ data to view recent ED activity, apply filters and identify trends to help allocate resource more effectively and ultimately improve patient care.