Regional Clinical Coding
The Regional Clinical Coding team help and support the clinical coding profession in Northern Ireland through:
- Provision of a helpdesk service which deals with all clinical coding queries
- Developing and publishing NI Coding Standards
- Delivering training to clinical coders and bespoke training for both coders & non-coders
- Carrying out clinical coding audits
- Working closely with the UK in the future development of Clinical Coding
- Participation in national groups that have clinical coding, the maintenance of classifications and standards, the promotion of the profession and delivery of the UK National Clinical Coding Qualification as their core responsibility
The DHCNI analytics team includes data scientists, business intelligence developers and data analysts, providing in-house expertise on healthcare data. The main focus is GPIP (General Practitioners Intelligence Platform) and supporting the MDT (Multi-disciplinary Teams) Programme.
- Provide the ability for GP practices to avail of analytical support to enable data quality in practice, improving the quality of service delivery.
- Provide a single, integrated view of GP practice data.
- Allow visualisation for both individual patients and a GP practice as a whole.
The analysts support the Primary Care MDT Programme with analysis, data visualisation, provision of reports, provision of training of users and technical support. The analytics team work directly with staff to help provide both the means to enter their activity through their clinical system and then to better understand it through data visualisation in dashboards.
The aim and responsibilities of the Information Standards Team is to provide a range of services to the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care organisations; including a Helpdesk and Data Dictionary with a view to improve the definition, collection and reporting of timely, accurate and consistent data.
- Develop, Review and Implement Standards & System Technical Guidance
- Data Reference Queries
- NI Data Dictionary
The Information Standards team collaborate with stakeholders from the Trusts, Regional Organisations and UK Counterparts to develop Regionally Standardised data definitions, standards and system technical guidance.