Centre for Primary Care Seminar - Jung-Yin Tsang - Targeting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) to improve patient safety: Initial steps to creating a Learning Healthcare System
|Dates:||19 November 2019|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Jung-Yin Tsang|
The objective was to create a computerised ‘Learning Healthcare System’ to improve the safety of patients with AKI. A Learning Healthcare System is where outputs are automatically fed back into the system to generate continuous improvement and innovation. AKI is a good patient safety target because it moves away from tackling individual diseases, allowing wider safety issues to be highlighted, such as polypharmacy and safer transitions of care, particularly for vulnerable patient groups.
We produced a prototype learning healthcare system and used mixed methods to investigate the data and usability requirements of the system. Six indicators of quality for AKI care was embedded into the system. All users felt the system was useful in highlighting patient safety improvement opportunities particularly in missed chances for uncoded AKI patients. The system learnt to prioritise suggested actions due to user feedback, to speed up actions and processes and in turn also generated learning for users.
Learning Healthcare Systems provide potential to improve care. However, due to competing resources, making a significant clinical change requires user engagement and presence of an adequate champion reinforced by organisational support
Dr Jung-Yin Tsang
Role: GP, NIHR In-Practice Fellow
Organisation: School of Health Sciences
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room 1