Graphnet newsletter July 2021

CIPHA update

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The NHS CIPHA programme supports health and care systems across the country understand and improve their population’s health by providing the insights which help them target actions, measure impact and transform services.

CIPHA expands to several Graphnet regions and selects first use cases for documenting

The NHS CIPHA programme is expanding and is open to all our customers ready to push forward with population health and collaborate on use cases designed to help all members target actions, measure impact and transform services.

The Combined intelligence for Population Health Action programme (CIPHA) began as a Cheshire and Merseyside initiative to provide intelligence to help manage its response to the pandemic, including its management of the Liverpool mass testing pilot, population level planning and the targeting of direct care. CIPHA combines local and national feeds, including Pillar 2 and NIMS data, and makes it available in the CareCentric population health platform.  Greater Manchester and Frimley ICS joined the programme and it is now expanding around the country, including covering all of the North West region. 

As part of a rolling programme of work, CIPHA programme members have prioritised use cases for development and dissemination among member health and care organisations. The current list includes:

  • Waiting list management
  • Pulse oximetry and PHR
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Mental Health
  • Frailty
  • End of Life

These add to existing use cases developed as part of the pandemic response – the Covid radar, for example, and mass testing dashboards.

Coming up on the priority shortlist, use cases being worked on by member organisations include cancer, suicide prevention etc.

Graphnet is also working closely with social care provider Liquidlogic (a System C company and also part of the System C & Graphnet Care Alliance) to develop an early intervention use case. This is being pioneered by Liverpool City Council and will help identify vulnerable citizens with a view to offering early intervention services, so they can remain independent longer and without the need for crisis interventions. 

Anyone looking for more information and to join forces, contact the CIPHA programme team Lisa A’Hearne or visit the website

At Graphnet, we are also keen to hear from customers across the national health and care economy, where similar models could be applied in support of many more community-based care pathways.  Please get in touch. 

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