Windows HIPE Reporter
The Windows HIPE Reporter is a comprehensive and easy to use software tool, designed to generate reports on the data collected through W-HIPE. It has a large number of options including, for example, reporting on the demographic and morbidity profile of inpatient and day discharges. The versatility of the Windows HIPE software in generating reports, coupled with the uniqueness and quality of the HIPE dataset, means it is very relevant in many areas such as bed capacity management, discharge planning, length of stay analysis, chronic diseases management and estimating resource use and requirements. In addition, it assists in the areas of needs assessment and epidemiological studies on the patterns and distribution of disease. The software is capable of generating reports in a number of different formats allowing them to be viewed in most common word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
The Windows HIPE Reporter is distributed as two different programs, one version for the hospitals and one version for other healthcare organisations. The hospital version can be found as part of the W-HIPE data entry software. The version for other healthcare organisations is called W-REP and operates on static datasets with the patient identification information removed. These datasets are provided by the ESRI and are updated annually. W-REP is also updated on an annual basis to conform with the output of the casemix model. When the casemix model output is combined with the output of the grouper software, the Reporter provides a unique insight into the management of hospital resources and the matching of costs with activity.