Providing data about patient care is mandatory, but it has become a challenge with the current health crisis when there are more people needing treatment but fewer staff available to treat them.
High quality clinically coded data about the acute health care that people receive is vital for understanding service quality and where health providers need to improve their performance. It is even more important during the Covid-19 pandemic for providing insight into the condition of discharged patients and the cause of deaths.
But the pandemic is putting pressure on healthcare providers’ ability to keep high quality data flowing from their hospital systems into the NHS’s secondary care reporting (SUS) system, because fewer staff are available to code.
Capita is uniquely placed to help with our remote clinical coding service, which enables healthcare professionals to spend less time on administration and more time on delivering vital clinical services.
Our remote clinical coding service is helping hospitals and clinics across the UK to continue providing vital data about patient care when they’re under increasing pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic.