1 Consultant, 3 Days
The Perinatal Institute is a research and audit organisation based in the West Midlands which has developed an innovative data collection system, deployed in a number of Neonatal Units in NHS hospitals around the West Midlands and Trent regions.
The application collects data about clinical events that occur to babies during the course of a stay in a neonatal unit and is being enhanced to additionally collect data related to mothers during pregnancy.
The Institute wanted to ensure that the risks associated with this new development were identified and minimised. Blueberry was commissioned to review the ongoing development and to examine the current concerns.
Blueberry prepared a summary of proposals and recommendations to address the following concerns:
Blueberry's report included a summary of proposals and recommendations, included changes to the project team. The report also identified: areas where additional skill sets would be advantageous and where further staff training was needed; a review of the software architecture to improve performance; and a review of the proposed user interface design.
One of the key requirements for the system was that the data collected should be easily available for analysis. To achieve this, Blueberry identified how the existing gap between non-technical and technical personnel could be closed, and how the required reports could be produced quickly.
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