A trip to the EDGE office by Viswin Mallayan

Visveswaran Mallayan, Leicester NHS Trust

We had Viswin Mallayan, Research and Innovation Information Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust join us in the EDGE office a few months back and we thought we would share his story with you:

"I had the great honour of working with the EDGE team in Southampton last month, where I spent my time sharing and gaining knowledge reporting in EDGE and Microsoft Power BI, as well as presenting two webinars on “'Using EDGE and Microsoft Power BI to provide intelligent reports and improved business decisions” to a Canadian Team and all the UK NHS trusts.

I have been an EDGE user for over 18 months and use the system to capture recruitment data and prepare reports for senior management and clinical management groups. I utilise EDGE in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI to provide intelligent reports and help shape and inform clinical management groups’ decisions.

EDGE is one of the best tools with greater flexibility for the end user. This means we are benefiting as we can use the system as an intelligent data management tool to fully integrate information from all departments to produce meaningful and quality data for outcome analysis.

Leicester’s Hospitals uses Microsoft Power BI as a primary reporting tool for research data and we are working with the EDGE team to make common Microsoft Power BI dashboards where any Trust using Edge can see their performance (similar to open data platform).

Since the EDGE Accelerate conference in March of this year, my colleague Carolyn Maloney has guided around 20 NHS trusts in the UK on how to use EDGE for Clinical Research."