Sharing information, and using that shared information to make complex decisions, has never been more critical for the NHS and care providers as it tackles Covid-19.
As the UK’s leading provider of shared records, holding longitudinal health records for over 16m citizens, we understand how data insight can inform and drive the planning and delivery of services across entire care communities.
Our suite of population health management tools for Covid-19 provides organisations the ability to:
Crucially, our software provides the real-time and near real-time information that is vital in understanding and meeting the evolving health and care needs of a local population today, as the country emerges from each phase of the pandemic and as ‘normal’ NHS services are resumed.
Care communities can analyse their population’s changing demographics, the likely impact of new social and economic conditions and delayed treatments on health and mental health, combined with the implications of ballooning waiting lists.
Track key aspects of operational delivery
The operational performance dashboards provide an executive overview of local demand and supply in critical areas to support decision making.
These include real-time information for a geographic area, such as Covid-19 activity (including analysis of patients tested, infected, hospitalised and deaths), bed capacity, staff sickness, PPE availability and other factors that help plan and predict future demand.
Identify patients requiring interventions
The Enhanced Case Finding tool uses rich, comprehensive data from multiple care settings to rapidly identify shielded/vulnerable individuals and specific groups requiring intervention.
We collate care information from our CareCentric shared record i.e. primary, secondary, community, mental health, social care and Secondary Uses Service (SUS) data, together with public data sources such as Public Health England’s ‘Fingertips’ profiles and wider determinants data. Organisations can enhance their analytical capability by loading in other local data sets as required.
To identify Covid patients, those at risk from Covid, or those with other medical/non-medical risk factors who might need flagging and monitoring, users can easily search and filter on options such as Covid status, shielded list, demographics, patient activity, disease registers and medication/prescriptions count and defined test results. Organisations can also take into account social factors, geography, or whether someone is living in a care home.
Our Enhanced Case Finding tool can be used by clinicians for direct patient care as well as for wider population health management.
Perform risk analysis for Covid and non-Covid cohorts
Powerful, interactive Covid-19 dashboards allow care communities to slice and dice information using risk stratification, mapping and ACORN -geodemographic health and wellbeing profiling as required for Covid and non-Covid cohorts.
The dashboards can also be used to produce reports and track trends and changes in health and needs of local and national populations in a rapidly evolving situation.
Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions on improving outcomes for the population
A linked longitudinal dataset can be used for retrospective analysis as well as forward planning. By first defining the metrics associated with your interventions, you can then identify cohorts to monitor against and embed the metrics into your dashboards.
To evaluate against other countries, we can provide global statistics (from open source data) on key indicators such as total deaths (absolute and aligned curves), growth analysis, growth trajectory, slowing growth ID, basic forecasting and analysis of risk by country.