NHS Digital has published its data quality maturity index (DQMI) for April to June 2016. Default value reporting is now incorporated into the DQMI score, alongside completeness and validity. NHS Digital also plans to engage with providers and commissioners to help support data quality improvement. The DQMI features a section on the data quality of dementia diagnosis. The accompanying interactive web report also allows users to create peer review groupings, enabling commissioners to understand more about their providers’ data quality performance.
In the first in a series of articles, that PCC will be publishing, Sir Muir Gray explains the concepts driving new thinking and system change in healthcare. He starts by defining what we mean by “population health”.
The challenges of supporting patients to become more resilient and knowledgeable about their condition are difficult to crack – and social media can be part of the problem.
To address this issue, healthcare teams at Royal Stoke Hospital have started supporting patients by developing self-care videos and Facebook groups where clinicians can provide accurate, valuable, self-care information to patients in a closed environment.