Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5395

Date Request Received: 14/11/2019 09:26:33

Date Request Replied To: 03/01/2020 08:07:54

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Request Summary: Clinical Decision Support Systems in the Trust

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
To assist you, what I mean by clinical decision support systems, these are stand alone or integrated software which helps clinical staff make safe decisions and take appropriate action. The can be algorithms, care plans, clinical referencing, or clinical condition specific guidelines which incorporate treatment or decision making.

Proprietary examples include:

• BestPractice (BMJ)
• ClinicalKey, ExpertPath, STATdx, Arezzo (Elsevier)
• DynaMed, DynaMed Plus, Isabel (EBSCO)
• First DataBank, Zynx (Hearst)
• IBM Watson, Micromedex (IBM)
• iRefer (MedCurrent)
• MedicinesComplete (BNF)
• Provation
• LexiComp, UpToDate (WoltersKluwer)
• ThinkResearch (ThinkResearch Corporation)

To assist me with my research, could you please give me the following information please:

1. Does the trust operate any clinical decision support systems (examples above)

◦ If so, which ones?
Answer To Question 1:
Yes - As follows;
e-WinDIP Live
Sectra PACS
TheatreMan Web
Software Within Auditbase:
Noah Audiogram Module
Affinity by Interacoustics
Callisto by Interacoustics
Genie Medical
Phonak Target
Cochlear Fitting Suite
Danalogic GN"
Medicinescomplete for BNF
BASHH guidelines
FSRH guidelines
Medtronic carelink software
BMJ Best practice
Question Number 2:
What is the cost of licences (and any other support) the Trust paid on clinical decision support systems in the financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19
Answer To Question 2:
£1,030,635 annually
Question Number 3:
Has the trust developed their own electronic clinical decision support system(s)?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
If so, what were the WTE and total funding costs incurred in development of their own clinical decision support system(s) for the financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
What was the Trusts’ total operating budget for financial years 2017-18 & 2018-19 respectively
Answer To Question 5:
2018-19 - £234m
2017-18 - £221m
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