Clinical Decision Support Systems in your organisation

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Gearoid Bolguidhir

Dear Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust,

I am researching the use of clinical decision support systems used in NHS Trusts. As such I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

To assist you, what I mean by clinical decision support systems, these are stand alone or integrated software which helps clinical staff make safe decisions and take appropriate action. The can be algorithms, care plans, clinical referencing, or clinical condition specific guidelines which incorporate treatment or decision making.

Proprietary examples include:

• BestPractice (BMJ)
• ClinicalKey, ExpertPath, STATdx, Arezzo (Elsevier)
• DXS
• DynaMed, DynaMed Plus, Isabel (EBSCO)
• First DataBank, Zynx (Hearst)
• IBM Watson, Micromedex (IBM)
• iRefer (MedCurrent)
• MedicinesComplete (BNF)
• Provation
• LexiComp, UpToDate (WoltersKluwer)
• ThinkResearch (ThinkResearch Corporation)

To assist me with my research, could you please give me the following information please:

1. Does the trust operate any clinical decision support systems (examples above)

◦ If so, which ones?

2. What is the cost of licences (and any other support) the Trust paid on clinical decision support systems in the financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19

3. Has the trust developed their own electronic clinical decision support system(s)?

4. If so, what were the WTE and total funding costs incurred in development of their own clinical decision support system(s) for the financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively

5. What was the Trusts’ total operating budget for financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively

I appreciate the time you will give to this request and if you require any clarification please do not hesitate to come back to me.

Yours faithfully,

Mr GM Bolguidhir

Laird, Concetta, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Bolguidhir,

Thank you for your email shown below.

We acknowledge your request for information received on 14th November 2019.

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate team or service holding the information .

If the information you are seeking exists, and we are not prevented from releasing it by an exemption, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust aim to provide you with the information within 20 working days from receipt of your request.

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The Information Governance Team

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Dear Mr Bolguidhir ,

Following your request for information we received in November 2019,
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to respond as below.

 

1.Does the trust operate any clinical decision support systems (examples
above)

 

We do not have any software/ systems for clinical decision making as
specified.
◦ If so, which ones?

2. What is the cost of licences (and any other support) the Trust paid on
clinical decision support systems in the financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19
– see above; not applicable

3. Has the trust developed their own electronic clinical decision support
system(s)? No
4. If so, what were the WTE and total funding costs incurred in
development of their own clinical decision support system(s) for the
financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively N/A

5. What was the Trusts’ total operating budget for financial years 2017-18
& 2018-19 respectively.

 

17/18 - £150,180k

18/19 - £151,910k

 

 

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Regards

 

 

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