CHKS Data Quality and Clinical Coding Conference 2015

Promoting quality, value and transparency - the role of healthcare coding and data

6th October 2015
King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London W1A 0AX

Over 130 attendees from across the UK gathered at the King's Fund in London for the CHKS Data Quality and Clinical Coding Conference 2015. The conference was designed to bring healthcare information and coding professionals together from national, NHS and private healthcare organisations. We discussed and shared knowledge on key developments and initiatives in improving data quality to maximise the use of information, promoting quality, value and transparency in healthcare. 

The first panel discussion gave the opportunity for us to explore the value of involving clinicians in validating and using coding data. Delegates had the opportunity to get the views from leading clinicians and ask questions on how to improve clinical engagement. Our second panel looked at the importance of data quality to both providers, commissioners and insurers in the NHS and private sector and also gave the opportunity for shared learning and experiences from award winning hospitals from this year’s CHKS Top Hospitals Awards.

Our aim was to bring you attendees up to date on the latest thinking and showcase best practices in award-winning hospitals. The event was part funded by CHKS as part of our ‘Learning from the Best’ series of events, which brings together professionals from across the health sector to share experiences and ideas on a range of healthcare-related topics.

Download the presentations here:

NHS tariff development and the impact of good quality data and coding - Martin Campbell, Head of Pricing, NHS England

Driving improvement in the quality of NHS data and clinical coding - Yashwant Patel, Pricing Enforcement and Case Management Director, Monitor

Improving transparency and comparability and the development of clinical coding in private healthcare - Matt James, Chief Executive, PHIN

Clinical Coding and Classifications Developments - Hazel Brear, Senior Clinical Classications Manager ACC, HSCIC

Panel Discussion: Developing clinical understanding, validation and use of coding data: 
Dr Sebastian Yuen, Consultant Paediatrician, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
- Mr Anwar Zaman, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Mr Jason Eyre, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Learn more about identifying the links between operating costs and quality of care using the CHKS Value Triangle

Panel Discussion: The importance of accurate data and coding, its impact and how we can improve it 
- Andrea Race, Assistant Director of Information & Performance, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Visseh Pejhan-Sykes, Chief Finance Officer, NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group
- John Shepherd, Commercical Contracts Manager, Ramsay Health Care
- Dr Simon Peck, Head of Investigations & Medical Advice, AXA-PPP Healthcare

Building confidence in coded data and developing the coding department Creating a sustainable coding department:
Ruth Syson, Clinical coding Manager, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Providing assurance about the data quality – what senior managers and clinicians need to know: - Linda Gibbs, Clinical Coding Manager and Ian Hargreaves, Assistant Director, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Innovative technologies and data analysis can give us the answers to nine basic questions - Roy Lilley, NHS expert commentator 

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