EHI reporter Daloni Carlisle recently interviewed Fiona Boyle, finance manager at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, about the Trust’s use of Ardentia’s business intelligence solutions.
The Trust is using a solution that allows them to drill down to patient level, analyse the cost components e.g. theatre time, medical staff time, ward and drug costs etc and compare these against the income received for the patient’s treatment.
Fiona said: “The solution provides you with an insight that you just don’t get as a management accountant working with a hospital division. We can begin to see where practice differs and how this drives costs. We have managed to find areas where our local policies were not set appropriately and this has influenced next year’s contracting decisions”
She believes that this level of insight will help significantly as Trusts prepare for the evolving commissioning landscape .
You can read the full interview here