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The 7 Critical Elements of LFPSE: Real-Time Reporting

Why is real-time reporting so crucial?
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| Robert Hobbs | Healthcare

For complete oversight, insight, and assurance, it’s crucial that you have access to incident data immediately after it’s entered. Incident reporting and learning from patient safety events is crucial for patients and staff Trust-wide – so slow to update digital systems could be a hinderance to improvement.

That’s why reporting should always be in real-time, so you and your teams have the information you need to make rapid improvement decisions and take action. When you make the upgrade from NRLS to LFPSE, you need to make sure your new system has real-time reporting capabilities to support your teams and patients.

The 7 Critical Elements of LFPSE.

The upgrade from NRLS to LFPSE is fast approaching, and you need to know exactly what you should be looking for in your new LFPSE incident reporting system. That’s why we’ve put together this blog series on the Critical 7 Elements of LFPSE, so you know what a good one looks like.

Don’t forget – NHS England have made an amendment to their deadline, allowing for a six-month testing and customisation phase until 30th September 2023. However, you still must have an LFPSE system in place in at least test mode by March 31st, 2023.

Make the move with confidence and ensure your teams have the best possible tool for reporting, learning from and preventing incidents.

Real-Time Reporting.

Why should we look at data reports? They’re there for us to get a better understanding of what happened, in detail and use them in the PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) cycle for improvement. We use the data to make better informed decisions and to take the correct course of action for improvement. When it comes to patient safety then, those data reports are critical.

These data reports and dashboards need to be updated in real-time with the latest incidents and the ability to drill down into the data by division, service, ward or even individual staff member, as well as Trust-wide, for users to have complete oversight of patient safety across the board. You need to be able to follow the golden thread of cause and effect and really mine that data for improvement gold.

There’s no point having all that data if it’s difficult to understand. Data should be displayed clearly and visually for quick and easy analysis and to help users make better-informed decisions for incident prevention.

With the support of integration, incident reports need to be triangulated against audits, CQC self-assessments, NICE Guidance, policy and key quality indicators to be able to identify trends quickly and easily in incident causes, learn from the issue and act immediately to change it.

With this, you’ll be able to understand what is happening and why, and can put preventative measures in place.

Incident Oversight from InPhase.

Oversight from InPhase produces real-time reports triangulated against other key care quality information enabling users to get up-to-date, accurate oversight of past and current incidents.

Warren Edge, Senior Associate Director of Assurance and Compliance for < a href="/customer-stories/county-durham-darlington-nhs-foundation-trust-2" target="blank" alt="County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Case Study">County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, said about the reporting capabilities: “the system produces, which is something that I have wanted for about eight years since I joined the Trust, a ‘heat map’ which can actually show you, for all wards or teams in an operating division, what the picture is across all the quality indicators for that ward at any time.”

Users can really drill down and mine the data they’re presented with and identify root causes, trends and preventative measures to ensure incidents don’t happen again, supporting learning and improvement.

The Report Is In…

To maximise the learning potential of your data, your LFPSE incident reporting system must support real-time reporting for an accurate, up-to-date view of your organisation for complete oversight.

As well as this, it must upload to local and national databases immediately to ensure national learning and improvement opportunities, and also present data clearly in a way that’s easy to understand.

To see an incident reporting system that supports real-time reporting and gives your team the tool to learn from and prevent incidents, schedule time to speak with one of our experts today.

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Robert Hobbs

Chief Executive Officer

InPhase’s Chief Executive and Founder, Robert has been the visionary leading InPhase to be one of the UK's leading providers of management, governance and assurance solutions, and helping organisations align their actions and goals more easily and efficiently with InPhase's suite of integrated apps.

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