College of Emergency Medicine to run online surveys with L2S2 Metabase
The College of Emergency Medicine has contracted L2S2 to provide an electronic system for conducting national clinical audits. Since 2003, the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) has conducted annual audits of the clinical care provided by UK Emergency Departments (EDs). The aim of the audits is to assist in improving the quality of clinical practice and patient care by identifying how each ED is performing in relation to clinical standards of care and other participating EDs, and by revealing national and individual ED performance trends.L2S2 will use its Metabase framework to supply a complete online audit tool that can be used by the CEM’s staff without IT support. It will allow the CEM to design and edit surveys, publish them and invite clinicians to participate and enter their data on line, and then analyse and publish the results.
The Metabase framework provides a sophisticated solution to CEM that may be hosted either on the internet or on the NHS N3 internal network. It has fully featured user and group permissions to ensure that access to the system and to data is properly controlled. It also provides wide range of facilities to allow published data to be displayed and formatted in different ways and to be specific to different users.
L2S2 and CEM are both partnered with the Health Protection Agency to deliver its Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System.