Gaining bright new insights for Mental Health and Community thanks to CLiX unlock
Clinithink’s CLiX unlock solution is now being used by the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, a Global Digital Exemplar Trust (GDE) internationally recognised for delivering improvements in the quality of care through the world-class use of digital technologies and information.
The Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is the main provider of community, children’s and mental health services across the Worcestershire area, employing over 3,500 staff, and recording around 26,000 patient contacts every week, and the Trust’s health team includes paediatricians, mental health nurses and other allied health professionals.
David Brown, IT Director at Worcestershire was the driving force behind the Trust’s successful GDE funding application and the recent partnership with Clinithink. David said “Clinithink's CLiX unlock is delivering real gold dust for us. It’s unique because it works from a clinicians’ perspective, using SNOMED coding to query the unstructured clinical narrative that makes up the majority of our patients’ clinical record. This approach allows us to search and display crucial clinical content in a format that the team can use as part of their clinical practice and decision making process, ensuring the very best outcomes for our patients. Working with Clinithink will deliver tangible benefits for the entire team – reducing clinical risk and administrative burden, increasing productivity, providing support to our clinical research programme, and enabling us to deliver the right care at the right time to the right patient”.
Clinithink's patented clinical natural language processing (CNLP) platform uses market-leading AI technology to accurately ‘read’ and interpret up to two million clinical documents an hour, automating the review of clinical notes, mining unstructured clinical narrative, and connecting clinicians with the complete patient journey in a way that has not been possible previously. But CLiX unlock’s potential to change the way that the NHS can understand and treat patients is enormous too, with improved business intelligence and reporting tools, predictive population analytics, risk stratification to support care pathways, and disease diagnostic support potential all being additional benefits.
Chris Tackaberry, Clinithink's CEO, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Worcestershire, to help optimise clinical, financial and research outcomes for the Trust with our AI/CNLP, and thereby helping them deliver world-class patient services”.
As a Global Digital Exemplar Trust, Worcestershire is committed to sharing their learning and experience through the creation of blueprints that enable other trusts to follow in their footsteps as quickly and effectively as possible. And there is no doubt that Clinithink very much look forward to collaborating in this knowledge sharing process too - working alongside the NHS to expand the amount of patient data available and to develop approaches to clinical data utilisation across the UK.
The way ahead is bright for every one of the UK’s GDEs as they embrace and adopt digital technology, but for the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and Clinithink, a partnership built on collaboration, trust and shared insight looks set to take great leaps along the NHS Five Year Forward journey.