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Wednesday, September 18 • 16:30 - 16:55
#5C3 - Tools and Case Studies - From Paper to Tech - an RSE Project on Patient Safety in Leicester Hospitals

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As many as 1 in 10 patients are harmed while receiving hospital care in high income countries, indeed 1.8 million incidents were reported to NHS England in 2016-2017. Taking inspiration from aviation safety procedures, academics at the University of Leicester have been trying to track and monitor patient safety as both a learning tool for the medical students but also to improve the patient experience. However, the researchers’ initial implementation was based on a manual process in which both data-gathering and data-analysis were carried out by hand. In this talk I will share how I converted the paper forms into a mobile app (for data gathering) and an accompanying web app for data analysis. I will discuss the frameworks I used to do this, Ionic and Django, and the lessons I learnt along the way. I will also discuss how the academics and I worked together, how this benefited the project and ensured a successful outcome. I hope my experience can encourage and help other RSEs who may be facing a similar project in the future.

No prior technical knowledge is required.

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Teri Forey

Research Software Engineer, University of Leicester

Wednesday September 18, 2019 16:30 - 16:55 BST
1. Bramall - Elgar Concert Hall Aston Webb Building