The TrICS Project will collate trauma-related data from multiple sources into a single repository for clinical use. There are multiple services areas and agencies that provide care to trauma patients in Queensland, and a number of stakeholders who can benefit from using this data to inform service delivery planning and improvements.
Clinical stakeholders working in trauma care were consulted to seek their clinical and business intelligence requirements. This process articulated the data elements, data sources, and scope of records to be acquired and collated. Using this, the building up of enterprise data views is underway, alongside ongoing data acquisition. Currently an integrated emergency department view of trauma patients is being validated and some basic reports developed. Following this, further trauma views will be developed including pre-hospital care, inpatient care, surgery, pathology and radiology, and views incrementally integrated.
Clinical Excellence Queensland’s Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration (HITEC) is coordinating the project on behalf of the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network.