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NEL CSU announces partnership to improve population health

NEL CSU has announced a new partnership with Cerner, OptiMedis-COBIC UK and Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), to provide a new performance and population health management dashboard for NHS England and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the country.

Integrated Care Systems merge treatment (traditionally the domain of the NHS) with responsibility for population health, prevention (traditionally public health) and social care functions. They present new opportunities and challenges and, as they develop, there is a need for new data, intelligence and tools to manage their health systems.

NEL CSU Said, the new performance and population health management dashboard will build on the current reporting system, which is largely focused on separate performance metrics. It will also provide a way to monitor activity, population health, identify and effectively target resources to improve patient outcomes by joining together disparate elements of the health and care system. It will enable more preventive solutions to healthcare through its ability to track, predict, intervene and manage conditions cost-effectively.

The programme is working collaboratively across national organisations and four first-wave ICS sites (Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and South Cumbria, West Berkshire and Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes) to develop the first iteration of the dashboard, with a view to roll out to other first-wave sites as the programme progresses.

Graham Crawford, Director of Analytics, NEL CSU “We welcome this partnership to drive towards real benefits for patients through evolving and refining our understanding of population health analytics, helping NHS England and emerging Integrated Care Systems to target healthcare resource and keep people healthy.”

Dr Justin Whatling, Global Vice President for Population Health, Cerner “The journey towards integrated care and population health management will be underpinned by powerful and actionable data analysis from across the health and care system. The combined expertise of this partnership and other innovating health and care systems, coupled with the capabilities of our HealtheIntent platform, will provide the insight required to support organisations across the country to improve the quality and efficiency of care for their citizens. We’re confident that this programme will become a shining beacon of actionable data analysis at scale, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”