A General Dynamics business unit and a British government agency have launched reporting service for England’s National Health Service to use in managing payments and purchases.
Around 8,500 general practitioners will use the Calculating Quality Reporting Service to manage nearly $1.8 billion in payments and implement system changes as NHS requirements evolve, General Dynamics Information Technology said Tuesday.
The Health & Social Care Information Centre worked with GDIT to develop the CQRS, which is intended to replace the current nationwide Quality Management and Analysis System.
“As healthcare systems around the world face greater demands, linking healthcare quality measures to payment helps complete the true value equation in healthcare,” said Kerry Weems, vice president and general manager of health solutions at General Dynamics Information Technology.
Andrew King, a general practice business manager, said CQRS works to extract data automatically from clinical systems for use by commissioners and service providers.
The HSCIC started in April to help deliver IT infrastructure, information systems and standards throughout NHS.