MoHaWK

What is MoHaWK?

MoHaWK (Management of Health at Work Knowledge) is the clinical registry benchmarking tool for occupational health. The Syngentis team has developed this new online system for all occupational health teams.

Who is MoHaWK for?

It is available and relevant for occupational health teams in all business sectors whether they are providing in-house services, are an external provider or working in the public sector.

How much does it cost?

There is an annual licence fee of £475.  This provides access to 2 data reporting rounds in May and November. Syngentis is a not-for-profit community interest company. Our mission is to improve the fitness, health and productivity of the working age population and we believe MoHaWK will drive up standards and improve services.

How does it work?

Occupational health teams measure and input service data once every six months in May and November. Data will be collected on evidence based clinical indicators. You can choose to only input the data that is relevant for your team and area of work. There is a four week time window to complete this. The system is easy to use and should not be too onerous on occupational health teams’ time.

Each occupational health unit or team is then able to compare their current performance with anonymised collated information from all the other units. They can then share their own information with key stakeholders to demonstrate their improving value and performance.

MoHaWK has a knowledge management system and some helpful audit tools.

Why was it developed?

Carol Black in her review of work and health highlighted variations in occupational health services and the need to improve quality.

National clinical registries, that systematically and uniformly collect information, have been established in many countries to facilitate improvement in different health specialties. Registries are of particular value where there are known variations in care and where poor performance adds cost.

Measures to improve quality of occupational health services include periodic audits and accreditation. Regular information sharing and benchmarking complement these measures.

Effective clinical governance that improves the quality of care for workers is important in both the public and private sectors.

How do I find out more?

You can visit the MoHaWK site for more information or email wendy.coleman@sygentis.co.uk to register your interest in joining.

If you have any comments or queries on MoHaWK please email hilary.winch@syngentis.co.uk.