Our current accreditations include
Joint Advisory Group (JAG)
Our HICSS software supports Endoscopy services participating in the JAG accreditation pathway which involves self-assessment and quality improvement. The standards have been established with the gastrointestinal (GI) community and are intended to provide patients/service users, healthcare professionals and senior leaders with assurance of the quality of the service provided. The HICSS software conforms to the latest JAG audit standards and provide advanced reporting and easy data access to support Endoscopy departments in the JAG audit process to ensure they meet the JAG accreditation standards.
National Endoscopy Database (NED)
The National Endoscopy Database (NED) is populated by data extracted automatically from our HICSS Endoscopy reporting software. NED makes this data available for clinicians, services, and research purposes to improve the Endoscopy services in the UK. The HICSS software has been awarded the latest NEDi2 compliant status by the NED committee on the 31st of January 2022. This status ensures our customers meet their JAG accreditation standards to maintain their NED/JAG compliance. see official NED status
The JAG Endoscopy Training System is an online framework for trainee certification in a number of endoscopy modalities including OGD, colonoscopy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Our HICSS Endoscopy software automatically uploads data to the live JETS framework for training clinicals to validate their procedures in line with the JETs standards.
NHS Digital clinical safety standards are now aligned with the new medical devices regulation for standalone software. This provides clarity and removes uncertainty regarding the registration of software compliance with this standard. We are pleased that the HICSS Endoscopy reporting software v8 release has achieved DCB 0219 certification by our partner Safehands. This assures our product is developed to the highest standards and mitigates clinical risk. Please contact us to review our clinical risk documents and Hazard logs.
The implementation of ISO 9001 into our business ensures that our customers get consistent, good-quality products and services, which in turn brings many benefits to our customers. We are working with the British Standards Institution in achieving and maintaining our ISO 9001 quality management certification.
Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)
The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations such as the University Hospital Southampton to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards. Please see our DSPT status.
“The Clinical Informatics Research Unit has worked with UHS on the development and adaption of their Electronic Medical Record for around 15 years. This partnership enables development of dynamic systems that meet the clinical and research objectives of improving patient care.”
Professorial Fellow of Clinical Informatics & Healthcare Innovation Director, Clinical Informatics Research Unit