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IIS- Tech Excellence Awards

Shortlisted for the Tech Excellence Digital Transformation Project of the Year Award 2023.


The IIS Scheduled Care Dashboard was recently shortlisted for the Tech Excellence Digital Transformation Project of the Year Award 2023. Described as “a game changer in the world of Scheduled Care”.  Alongside our colleagues in MN-CMS who were also shortlisted, members of the IIS team and Scheduled Care Transformation Programme team attended the Awards at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 25th May 2023; tickets were kindly sponsored by eHealth.

Since 2021, the IIS has worked very closely with several stakeholders from the HSE, Department of Health, Sláintecare Programme Implementation office and the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) on the delivery of a comprehensive suite of data relating to national waiting lists. This work commenced in response to the commitments outlined in the Sláintecare Strategic Action Plan 2021-2023.

A key initiative of the Sláintecare Strategic Action Plan 2021-2023 was to develop a multiannual waiting list plan, focused on achieving waiting time targets as set out by Sláintecare and the National Service Plan. The teams involved needed a way to view national waiting lists, but with an ability to filter on hospital groups, hospitals, specialties, procedures, and consultants.

Access to care is a cornerstone of the HSE National Service Plan and of Sláintecare – the dashboard is completely patient-focused, allowing users to visualise the extent of performance improvement required to ensure our patients get seen and treated in a clinically appropriate length of time.

For the first time in Ireland, staff who are scheduling patients for hospital procedures or outpatient appointments can access a dashboard that has the information relating to the waiting times for all of their patients. Staff can now see for the first time trends at patient level by procedure, speciality and Consultant.

IIS applied best-in-class industry standard, Microsoft Azure infrastructure - Datalake, SQL databases and Data Factories - along with Microsoft Power BI to deliver the dashboard and associated reporting extracts. Data is ingested through robust pipelines that are flexible and scalable to alterations in incoming and outgoing data feeds.

The dashboard has also been shortlisted for the Analytics Institute Public Sector Project Award; winners for this award will be announced at an event in the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 15th June 2023. We look forward to the event and to the prospect of winning this prestigious award, recognising the hard work teams have done to produce this dashboard!

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