OHE’s Nancy Devlin has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).
OHE’s Professor Nancy Devlin has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).
The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2012. It has two, related aims: to enable patients to be able to make better informed choices about their healthcare providers and, through the provision of comparative information, to help private providers to continuously improve their care and clinical outcomes. To achieve this, PHIN collects and publishes information from private and independent healthcare providers. In 2014, PHIN was approved as the independent ‘Information Organisation’ (IO) by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to implement the information remedies set out in the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014.
PHIN collect and analyse data from their member organisations to create accessible information, designed to be as useful as possible to patients. They currently publish information covering approximately 200 hospitals and over 1 million patient admissions each year. Information will also be collected and published for individual consultants.
Nancy said of her appointment: “I am pleased to support PHIN’s work through this role on its Board of Directors. The work PHIN is doing will fill an important gap in information and knowledge about the private health care sector, ensuring that patients can make informed choices, and providing vital quality and performance metrics that will enable benchmarking of quality across both private and public health care providers. It is particularly noteworthy that the data to be routinely collected includes Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) across an initial 9 procedures, including cataract surgery and cosmetic surgery. This is an exciting step forward in outcomes measurement.”
Access PHIN’s press release here.
Professor Devlin’s forthcoming book on PROMs, with John Appleby and David Parkin, will be published in January 2016:
Appleby, J., Devlin, N. and Parkin, D., 2016. Using patient reported outcomes to improve health care. Wiley.