Questions for Triscribe today
Learning is for business and clinical practice as well as research. Its all about asking the right questions
Learning and sharing for everyone
I often mention the importance of learning from frontline clinicians. Its the single biggest advantage that Triscribe is building over any competitor software.
From time to time I am also disparaging about a different form of learning, medical research. I don’t intend to be mean. Research is vital. But its not the top of a hierarchical tree or the clever front end of a linear process.
The truth is research, clinical practice and building a business are all learning environments. Successful innovation in healthcare needs an integration and flow of people and ideas amongst all three. Oh, and by the way, that has to include social care.
A big part of that learning for Triscribe as a business is curiosity. Our software asks questions of hospital medicines data. We need to figure out which questions frontline clinicians want to ask and then organise the data to help find the answers.
Right now, we are thinking about a few key questions:
1. How can we track the consistency and effectiveness of opioid de-prescribing? The key to this one is understanding which patients are on prescription opioids at the point of admission. Some hospitals record this, but its a manual process. Can we find a better way using only hospital data?
2. The obvious answer to question 1 is better data linkage between hospitals, primary care, and social care. We can solve this challenge with simple data exchange, no need for massive integrated care budgets. How do we encourage a trust and governance culture where sharing health data is the norm, not the exception?
3. What medicines information does a ward manager need every day/ every shift to help them manage their team better and deliver the best care possible? Triscribe has been thinking about this kind of ward view for a couple of years now. Is it a good idea/ useful to real ward managers? What indicators and trends need to be on the ward view?
4. We already have analytics that track anticholinergic burden (ACB) scores. We are about to embark on a project with a customer hospital to deepen and expand this work. What analytics or AI for ACB should we include? How will clinicians want to analyse this information? Are there differences between the needs of doctors, nurses and pharmacists? What links to other falls risk related data do we need?
5. One constant question for Triscribe is change. Even more urgent as the NHS recovery programme gets underway. Data, analytics and AI are just information. What information do frontline clinicians need to support change in the way they work? Who needs which views of the data and when? What else can Triscribe do to support the change that is needed?
Are we asking the right questions?
That last question reflects the most important question for our entire business. How can Triscribe software help unleash the human potential of great NHS teams?
I would love to hear your views. What are your answers to the questions we are working on? What else should we be asking of hospital medicines data? How could we work in partnership with you to find better questions and better answers?
Any thoughts, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org