Unified Diagnostic Dataset (UDDA)

Consistent coding in emergency care

Having a consistent diagnostic dataset in an emergency care setting is vital to making quick diagnoses in an emergency to be able to provide safe, efficient patient care.

  • Secondary care

Features and Benefits

  • More consistent set of coding 
  • Quick and easy access to correct data
  • Integrates into EMIS Health Symphony
  • Faster diagnosis for patients
  • Improves processes for clinicians
  • Part of the Emergency Care Dataset

The College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) is working in partnership with the Department of Health and Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to devise a Unified Diagnostic Dataset (UDDA) for Emergency Departments. The need for the UDDA has been identified due to the inaccuracy of current Emergency Medicine data collection systems. UDDA provides a consistent coding in Emergency Departments for diagnoses, saving time and improving processes for clinicians and ED staff.

The new Emergency Care Data Set will include UDDA

It has recently been announced by the CEM that the UDDA will become part of the new Emergency Care Dataset (ECDS V3) which is being developed currently.

The CEM Clinical Effective Committee worked hard to refine a Unified Diagnostic Dataset (UDDA) which will integrate ICD10, SNOMED, CDS and ‘real world’ descriptions of disease.

The aim is to enable consistent coding in Emergency Departments, in a way that is easy for IT systems providers to implement.

Integrate UDDA with EMIS Health Symphony

EMIS Health’s urgent and emergency medicine solution, Symphony, records over 30 million patients, supporting over seven million attendances per annum. EMIS Health can load this dataset into Symphony and configure for your use. It can be used in standard Symphony data entry, or in search mode.

The UDDA comes with a standard set of search words, but these can be added to by your system manager. To find out more please get in touch and drop us an email on secondarycare@emishealth.com