June 21st 2017 | Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh

Timeline:

14 Mar
' Nominations Open '
12 May
' Nominations Close - date extended '
25 May
' Shortlist Announced '
21 Jun
' Awards Dinner & Ceremony '

Scottish Government, NHS/NSS and The Data Lab

At present around 1,200 patients are delayed from leaving hospital each month, so Scottish Government and NHS/NSS worked with The Data Lab to perform a proof of concept analysis that results in an assessment of the risk of delay when a patient presents at hospital. In using real patient data from health and Social Care, this challenging project has the potential to make a real difference to how the healthcare system identifies and manages the risk of a patient becoming a delayed discharge from hospital. Colleagues have worked enthusiastically and effectively to resolve data access issues, to quality assure data and to produce a successful algorithm. The project is now well placed to move to the next phase.