Cloud2 help RLBUHT improve patient care with Microsoft BI


Across the UK, healthcare organisations are preparing themselves for challenges they may face regarding information and data driven reporting.

Organisations are now aware of the fact that performance targets need to be met and the answers to better decision making are tied up in old and archived data. This means that data needs to be transformed into a format which can be reported on; so dashboards need to be user friendly and insight driven.

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT) face challenges including a lack of trust wide collaboration for users to share insights, as well as moving from PDF reports to live and interactive dashboards. Also the RLBUHT had problems with reports and Access databases stored locally instead of on a BI platform in SQL.

RLBUHT’s Information team brought Cloud2 in to run their Meson-BI Audit, to do a baseline review of RLBUHT’s BI strategy assessment. With NHS organisations’ need to ensure patients are receiving the best possible care and treatment; Cloud2 have been tasked with the design and build of RLBUHT’s new enterprise Microsoft BI architecture, with SharePoint 2013.

Paul Morris, RLBUHT’s Head of Business Intelligence said, “RLBUHT has a vision to transform the delivery of business intelligence, to drive operational and clinical insight whilst supporting strategic decision making. Cloud2 delivered a comprehensive and rapid BI audit, using their specific tools and methodologies, to detail a clear set of recommendations that we are in the process of implementing to achieve our vision.”

Mark Robinson, Cloud2′s Senior BI Developer who led the Meson-BI Audit with RLBUHT added, “Working in partnership with ourselves, RLBUHT have defined a set of solid objectives for their BI strategy going forward. Most significantly RLBUHT have recognised the need to invest in all parts of their source to report BI solution, including their backend BI solutions, and upgrading all parts to the latest tools and technologies.”

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