Dr Anna Pigott
Stephen Hodson, Business Intelligence Team - IM&T
I am nominating Stephen Hodson, a member of the Business Intelligence Team, for the Rising Star award.
Steve joined the Team during the height of the COVID pandemic in summer 2020. Although then, Steve did not have the depth of knowledge; we saw in him huge potential with the appropriate support and guidance. I consider myself lucky to have worked closely with Steve over the last year to witness the growth of his BI capabilities from beginner to where he is now as a respected and talented senior member of the team.
On commencing with the Team, we invested in time and training for Steve. Steve was eager to learn and developed his technical skills at pace. The speed Steve acquired his knowledge and not just to a required level but far surpassing this, has amazed not only myself but my manager too.
Steve always demonstrates a “can do” attitude and never fails to please. Amongst dashboard requests, Steve has been instrumental in the delivery of the Vitals observations dashboard which provides clinical staff with an entire hospital oversight of patient observations. It gives early warning alerts and evidence shows that electronic systems that send out national early warning score-based alerts can release staff resources, reduce unplanned admissions to intensive care and reduce the frequency of cardiac arrests, compared with standard care. We have high hopes of benefits this will bring within UHNM. Furthermore, Steve has built and deployed real time dashboards covering A&E including coverage of the new UEC requirements, A&E Navigator, and Wards Occupancy. These high quality, usable modern dashboards have direct and positive impact on patient care.