Sahlgrenska University Hospital has managed to halve patient waiting times and to conclude that extended time in hospital can increase the risk of a patient developing postoperative complications.
Healthcare organizations all over Europe are using Qlik platform to gain insights from their data that can help improve service to patients. Working with Qlik have allowed leading European hospitals to reduce clinical variation, costs and waiting times, to ultimately get better patient safety and care.
“Qlik is a platform about compilating data from multiple systems into a single source, so you can analyze, review or report that information, and see the whole story across the organization. In health especially is very challenging because most of the systems are recording data: operational and clinical data, patient records, pharmacy, radiology, etc.”, said David Bolton, Global Industry Solutions Director, Public Sector & Healthcare at Qlik.
“The real challenge in Health is how we can take advantage of all this information to identify the problems and take the right decisions”, added Bolton.
The company, a leader in visual analytics, talked about its the work in the health analysis arena with some of the world’s biggest hospitals in the last HIMSS CIO Summit, held last October in Valencia (Spain). One of these hospitals is Sahlgrenska University, the largest in Northern Europe, based in Gothenburg (Sweden).
"Sahlgrenska University Hospital has used Qlik to create a number of different applications around patient data”, explained Dr. Maziar Mohaddes, orthopaedic surgeon at Sahlgrenska. “In the last two years we have implemented a new method called value-based healthcare. You couldn’t say that the platform is reducing waiting lists, but you can say that using data from the platform you do visualize information for all the healthcare personal working in the hospital, making easier to change things for them”.
The use of QlikView in the Swedish hospital has managed to halve patient waiting times for operations through deploying the software to streamline the scheduling process. The platform also showed evidences to suggest that extended time in hospital can increase the risk of a patient developing postoperative complications. “The combination of value-based healthcare and having access to complete data regarding the patients has made this change possible”, added Dr. Mohades.
“It is used by 1.500 healthcare organizations around the world, many in the UK, the US and across Europe, with a lot of costumers in the Nordic area, like Sahlgrenska”, highlighted Bolton. “Qlik doesn’t fix the problem but it helps to explain where the problem is, so they can focus their time and energy on modifying that process to improve the outcomes.”