HSJ Feature – How Managing Data Effectively now is vital for Elective Care Recovery post COVID-19

As NHS leaders begin to think about recovery after the pandemic, it is vital to take appropriate actions now to prepare for the expected growth in elective waiting times and the potential impact on patient safety, writes Acumentice Founder Karina Malhotra in the HSJ.

Data quality within the elective care waiting list may not seem to be the top priority right now; but we, at Acumentice, believe that it will play a significant role in Trusts’ recovery efforts. More importantly, to patients’ outcomes and their lives. When the fog of war from the coronavirus has lifted, every Trust is likely to be facing increased waiting list sizes holding more long waiting patients with potentially deteriorating health conditions.

The challenges Trusts will face, as well as some of the most effective actions we are working with our partners on to help aid their recovery are discussed.

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