HSJ honour for Clinical Task List

With a Clinical Task List display up on the computer screen are Ravindhar Mittapally, Leslie Hewitt and Liana Pretorius
With a Clinical Task List display up on the computer screen are Ravindhar Mittapally, Leslie Hewitt and Liana Pretorius

The Oxleas Information team was shortlisted for the 2014 HSJ Awards in the 'Improving Efficiency through Technology' category and was runner up - 'Highly Commended' for its Clinical Task List.

Head of Performance and Information, Tom Bartlett said: "We attended the event at Grosvenor House and were delighted at the announcement that we were 'Highly Commended', coming second place to NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, who delivered a five million pound saving to the Welsh NHS.

This year the awards received a record number of entries from over 500 organisations. Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ said: "The awards champion innovation and endeavour in over 150 NHS organisations. The NHS is constantly in the news - and often for the wrong reasons - but the HSJ Awards are a powerful reminder of why Britain's health services are the envy of much of the world".

Clinical Task List (CTL) is a new web based system, its purpose is to help healthcare professionals see what key data is missing from patient records, so that staff can then update the information to help improve the quality of patient care.

The team behind CTL are Business Intelligence Architect, Leslie Hewitt and Technical Analyst, Ravindhar Mittapally, both based at Memorial Hospital. Leslie said that last year he was asked by Consultant Psychiatrist, Adrian Treloar, if a system could be developed that could give virtually instant information.

The result was CTL, which at a glance gives a large amount of easy to digest information to clinicians and managers.

Liana Pretorius, Manager of Greenwich Neuro Rehab Team and acting manager of Greenwich Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Team is already using CTL. She said: "Using CTL we can instantly tell what questions a patient has been asked. We can see how long a patient has been with us. It helps manage the quality of information and can keep staff up to date with information governance."

Published on 4th December 2014