How CompStat will work

CompStat is a performance management system underpinned by timely performance measurement and reporting, monthly engagements and web enabled presentation and interpretation, Ms. Orla Treacy, Director of the HSE’s National Health Stat Project, told the HMI Dublin North East Forum in Ardee. Maureen Browne reports.

CompStat is a performance management system underpinned by timely performance measurement and reporting, monthly engagements and web enabled presentation and interpretation, Ms. Orla Treacy, Director of the HSE’s National Health Stat Project, told the HMI Dublin North East Forum in Ardee.

Orla Treacy
Orla Treacy

She said that date for the final receipt of performance data was on the 20th of the month and it would be available on CompStat two days later. Hospitals would have a two day preview, there would be a performance review in the final week of the month and an overall hospital rating and formal feedback the first week of the subsequent month.

Hospitals’ performance would be easily seen through a traffic light system of green, amber and red, with green the top ranking.

Data providers included the SDU, HIPE, the HPSC, BIU Acute and Non Acute, the NTPF, the HSE Quality and Patient Safety, HSE Corporate Finance, HSE Corporate HR, the hospitals and others.

The date for the final receipt of performance data was on the 20th of the month and it would be available on CompStat two days later.

It would be possible for the hospitals to drill down to discover, for example the percentage of emergency hip fracture surgery carried out within 48 hours of admission and pre-op length of stay, aggregate budget and budget by category.

Level 1 hospital metrics are where measures of quality, access and resources  will be detailed and these metrics would determine overall hospital performance based on traffic light system.

In Level 2 hospital metrics, the metric focus would be on day case rate, day of procedure admission rate, consultant contract compliance, NSP compliance and waiting time for access to diagnostics, including x-ray, ultrasounds, CT, MRI and also physiotherapy..

In Level 3 Local Health Office metrics, the metric focus would be on health protection/promotion, primary care, older persons disabilities, adult mental health, palliative care, social inclusion, child health, child and adolescent mental health, child protection and welfare, finance and HR (absenteeism and staff ceiling).