Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through a partnership with IT specialists, Illuminaries have developed the Haemato Oncology Diagnostic System - HODS.

HODS is a bespoke online solution to the address the challenges in accurately diagnosing haematologigal cancers such as Leukaemia and Lymphoma. Haematologiocal cancer diagnosis relies on multiple laboratory tests which, without HODS, are reported individually back to the requesting doctor. HODS manages the integration of these results, collating them onto one record. Specialists in haemato-oncology diagnosis can now view all available reports and produce a single report that takes all laboratory tests into consideration.

Workflow Pre HODS

Workflow using HODS

Illuminaries Ltd are developers of bespoke IT systems for the NHS, public, private and third sector organisations. Since 1993 they have built up an impressive portfolio of work based around Microsoft technologies. The partnership enables us to continue to develop and market the software whilst conforming to the strict IT standards expected in the NHS environment.

About one third of Illuminaries' core business is related to the development and support of IT systems operating within the NHS.

Illuminaries core business is presently split into three main areas:

  • Browser based intranet / extranet applications using Microsoft .net technologies.
  • Web sites / intranets based around Fooshy CMS, Illuminaries own content management system.
  • MS Office based systems using MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel.

Key skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Intranet/Extranet applications.
  • Database design and development.
  • Business intelligence.
  • MS Office development and integration.
  • Website design and development.
  • Content Management Systems.
  • Microsoft technologies.

Their systems are based around standard frameworks and design standards developed over many years to provide consistent, easy to use and robust user interfaces, which hundreds of users have experienced and provided feedback on, as well as leading to reduced development times and costs.

Illuminaries operates a quality system accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and is a Microsoft Registered Partner.