Precise Mortality Audits
Take this one day out to learn how you can improve accuracy, understand mortality data and streamline the process of mortality audits. Perfect for coders and wider MDT members who would benefit from the unique opportunity to learn more about their influence and responsibilities for mortality audits, this conference has been designed to help your team to identify and move past your mortality audit challenges.
This insightful seminar will help your trust to reposition mortality audit not just as a tool to identify areas for improvement, but also as an opportunity to share data that expresses your best practice. Coders, information managers and clinicians alike will improve knowledge of how their input can significantly improve data outcomes. Take away practical skills including how to:
- Make sense of data: what is being measured and how does your role affect outcomes?
- Improve accuracy: ensuring quality data throughout the entire mortality audit process
- Engage clinicians and streamline MDTs: uniting professional aims and learning across skillsets
- Share key learning: making a difference from executive level to every day improvements
This learning opportunity has been designed to improve communication and drive forward accuracy within mortality audit. As the process passes through several different teams, this day will offer easily implementable guidance to help streamline each individual stage of a great mortality audit. By the end of the day, you will be able to confidently achieve best practice for:
- Fulfilling audit roles and responsibilities: making the best possible contribution to your MDT
- Querying anomalies and inaccuracies: identifying and flagging data quality concerns
- Sharing knowledge between coders and clinicians: whole system approaches to great care
- Stopping blame culture: strategies to make audits more transparent and end blame culture
The specialist content of this seminar has been developed to guide the data input of multidisciplinary teams, increasing purpose and clarity within the mortality audit process for:
- Clinical Coding Managers & Deputy Managers
- Coding Business Managers
- Directors of Information
- Heads of Clinical Coding
- Coding Auditors
- Coding Trainers
- Clinical Coders and Senior Clinical Coders
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? If you join us in 2017, you will be able to talk directly to this clinical coding and mortality audit audience, build familiarity and takeaway leads.
If you belong to an association or network that is related to clinical coding or mortality audit, SBK would welcome working with you. We can offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here:
Please email Nichola.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
‘How to conduct a mortality audit’ was previously held in 2015 and attendee feedback positioned the conference as a day of ‘interesting and thought provoking presentations’.
View further details and find out how to buy the documentation for How to Conduct a Mortality Audit
|9.20||Registration and refreshments|
|9.50||Chair’s opening remarks|
Martin Farrier, Associate Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Understanding Mortality Audits
|10.00||What do mortality audits mean in practice? Understanding and interpreting mortality data |
What should your team be aiming for? Overview of the current quality indicators for the NHS
Making sense of data statistics: what are they measuring and what do they mean for you?
What does it mean when an alert occurs? Understanding outliers identified and alerts produced
|10.40||Group discussion: What do mortality audits mean for coders? |
Discuss in groups what role coders play in mortality audits, specifically what the responsibilities and challenges are from a clinical coding perspective. What could be done to improve coder’s input?
|11.20||Progressing accuracy: how to improve the quality of mortality data |
Outlining the roles and responsibilities: what exactly does a medical examiner do?
Understanding how and why avoidable deaths happen and conducting independent reviews
How the outcomes from the Sheffield pilot site have helped to inform local and national practice
Alan Fletcher, Medical Examiner, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|12.00||Group discussion: How do you query data anomalies or suspected mortality inaccuracies? |
Discuss in groups how your team investigates inconsistent or partial mortality data. What tends to be the root cause of these queries, i.e. do they stem from clinical notation? Are you aware of what happens after you complete your part in the mortality audit process?
|1.30||Working together for successful mortality audits: improving clinician / coder engagement |
Weekly mortality audit: how regular audits have been implemented and impacted on quality
How clinicians and coders can work together: gathering accurate data to improve practice
Outcome measures: how mortality audit has reduced deaths and promoted improvement
Martin Farrier, Associate Medical Director and Alison Unsworth, Divisional Clinical Coding Lead for Medicine, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
|2.10||Group discussion: How can clinical coders approach mortality audit in a more efficient way? |
In your groups, establish what the most time-consuming or least understood aspect of mortality audits is for clinical coders. Brainstorm ways that your team might overcome this challenge.
|2.50||Interpreting data: how to make sense of mortality audit outcomes |
Emphasising the meaning behind mortality audit: using data to unlock the potential for change
Mortality audits for quality improvement: integrating audit with performance management
Sharing key learning from a mortality audit: from executive-level to every day improvements
Marc Farr, Director of Information, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
|3.30||Group discussion: Using multidisciplinary knowledge to improve the audit process |
Benchmark your service’s approach to multidisciplinary mortality audit teams. How often do you share knowledge across the team and learn from one another? How could you maximise opportunities to do this?
|3.50||Q&A panel with speakers|
|4.10||Close of day|
Map how coders can improve the wider mortality audit process and outcomes with practical advice from:
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