Spire Washington wins CHKS Top Hospitals data quality award

28 May 2015

Spire Healthcare’s Washington Hospital wins CHKS data quality award for independent providers.

Spire Healthcare’s Washington Hospital has won the CHKS Top Hospitals data quality award for independent providers 2015.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

CHKS has used over 25 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included. 

The data quality award recognises the importance of clinical coding and data quality, and the essential roles they play in ensuring appropriate patient care. It is based on a range of coding indicators, including coding related to primary diagnosis.

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “Every hospital is accountable to its patients, their families and carers as well as the local community to provide a safe environment. Our data quality award winner has shown a commitment to driving improvement in the quality of its data and staff at Spire Washington Hospital should be proud that it has won this award.”