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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Integrated data management offers NHS trusts opportunity to increase efficiency, costing and clinical outcomes


CACI, a leading supplier of ICT consultancy, software applications and digital services, has today announced that it has been selected by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust to provide a new integrated management information system to support innovation, care quality and trust-wide financial management.

NHS trusts are under pressure to analyse the cost of clinical activity and patient care to an even deeper level as budgets become more stretched. CACI’s solution includes a trust-wide data warehouse, the most widely used patient level costing system (PLICS), clinical activity dashboards and automated report distribution. Integrated data management allows all patient reporting to be collated in one channel so that a holistic view of patient care across organisations can now be tracked. 
Commenting on the procurement, Tom Poulter, Head of Information Management & Technology at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre said:
“This is a major project for us. By bringing all data systems together into one place, the information team will be able to produce reliable and robust reports, generating huge benefits in terms of time, data quality and decision-making. What is more, by integrating patient level costing and clinical activity dashboards into the same system, we will be able to introduce full service line reporting and give the clinical effectiveness team direct access to the latest performance analysis, all at the click of a button.”
Graham James, VP of CACI’s business intelligence division said:
“With NHS efficiency and innovation initiatives such as QIPP and CQUIN, trusts have to really maximise the use of their data assets. Innovation is key and I’m delighted that Clatterbridge is embracing CACI’s management systems to help them achieve their goals.”
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will be using the system to produce daily, weekly and monthly reports, covering areas including financial information, cancer-treatment waiting times, clinical activity, patient level costing and income. Furthermore, the trust will use the new system to support development of proposals to build a new state of the art facility in Liverpool city centre that would increase the scope of care to the population it serves.
Day-to-day, the Finance, Information and Clinical Effectiveness teams will have direct access to a wealth of data and performance analysis from across the trust, whilst the executive board can view and interrogate performance reports in near real-time using dashboards accessed from their iPads during board meetings. 
The trust is using CACI’s InView data warehouse, Synergy Costing PLICS and Infoflow report distribution, with dashboard analytics powered by the QlikView business discovery platform. 
Future phases of development will expand into research and development and patient-related facing information displays throughout the trust.