Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network: Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information Electronic Holistic Needs Assessments Impacts

The team implemented the electronic Holistic Needs Assessments (eHNA) and care planning to tumour sites. They also developed a toolkit, enabling clinicians to extract more detailed meaning from the data.

Analysis of the eHNA data helped uncover previously unexplored /misunderstood experiences of cancer management and survival. Over 1,500 assessments were completed by patients.

Judges felt that the winning team built on a national tool by sharing the information with a wide range of local partner organisations, as well as analysing the data captured and sharing the insight with the clinical team and its commissioners. 

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions


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