CHKS Clinical Coding and Data Quality Conference 2017

CHKS Clinical Coding and Data Quality
The role of clinical coding in 2018 – supporting transformation, delivering innovation
11 October - The King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

The need for accurate health data underpins every single challenge facing the NHS today. Every choice made by a health economy is dependent on accurate information - commissioners, trust management, clinicians, patients and regulators rely on the data produced by the trust to inform their decisions. To effectively transform healthcare whilst delivering a safe and efficient NHS, each health economy must ensure the information they base their plans on is fit for its many purposes.  

A full house of over 120 delegates attended this year's conference, which brought together national bodies, professional leads, clinicians, clinical coders, healthcare providers, commissioners and insurers to consider the role of clinical coding and data in a changing NHS and its importance in ensuring it accurately reflects the quality of patient care delivered.
Discussion themes included:

  • The importance of data quality for supporting integration and transformation plans (STPs)
  • How do we accurately measure quality and service delivery across organisations?
  • The reality of using coded data to support the transformation of services
  • Making better use of existing systems – producing accurate coding from other data
  • Can clinicians code? How far should clinical engagement go?
  • Real life examples of innovation and improvement
  • Six months in - practical lessons on using HRG4+

Our key speakers:

  • Helen Louwrens, Director of Intelligence, Care Quality Commission (CQC) who will share CQC's future plans for intelligent led inspections; how accurate data and coding underpin these and how national organisations are joining up their data collections and analysis.
  • Cliff Mann, National Clinical Advisor (A&E) 'Getting it right first time' programme, NHS England. Cliff will share more about the programme and how clinicians need to work with information staff to improve data quality and understand reasons for variances so that improvements can be made.
  • Saffron Cordery, Director of Policy and Strategy, NHS Providers. Saffron will provide her thoughts on the current and future issues facing the NHS and how data and analytics are fundamental to delivering the transformation required in health and social care.

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