In the latest EHI Special Report on Business Intelligence in the NHS, Tom Mulhern, CEO of Ardentia, comments on the increasing sophistication of care providers in their approach to and use of patient level costing information.
The report looks at how trusts in England have been gathering, analysing and interpreting patient-level information to give clinicians a complete view of the care delivered to patients, and the associated costs. This in turn enables meaningful, evidence-based dialogue between commissioners and providers.
The report focuses on Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, and how it produces a detailed account of care services delivered and costs for every patient it treats, as a result of implementing Ardentia’s Patient Level Costing solution.
Tom said: “At that level of granularity, Trusts are able to get into comparing treatment costs for patients with similar conditions across different clinicians. It is not an easy process but the value from what you can achieve is enormous.”
You can read the full EHI report here