NHS England launches Clinical Digital Maturity Index to improve patient safety

November 27, 2013

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication:  November 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  A benchmarking tool, the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI has been launched by NHS England and EHI Intelligence. The CDMI allows NHS hospitals to better understand how investing in and using information technology can improve patient safety and outcomes, reduce bureaucracy, and deliver efficiencies. It will help NHS Trusts to see where they are in terms of digital capability and monitor their progress over time. The index is free to all NHS organisations and will help them rate their own technical capabilities, for example, e-prescribing and e-referral, and identify where progress can be made.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

How to guide to the five steps to safer surgery

January 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This guide is to be used in the surgery setting by staff involved in the implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist.  The aim is to build on non-technical skills and existing learning, to improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficienty

Length of publication: 38 pages

Acknowledgement: National Patient Safety Agency