Secondary Care

Midlands Partnership selects data platform

The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has chosen the Agilisys platform, to develop its data and analytics capabilities.

The move forms part of the trust’s digital strategy, published last month, and its future roadmap which will see the trust migrate data to the cloud, and develop its data structure. This will also see the trust ‘re-platform’ its data and analytics capabilities.Mid

As part of the trust’s vision, detailed in the strategy, it focuses on three key areas; to digitise, connect and inform. The inform ‘pillar’ of the strategy focuses on how the trust will make use of data to inform care and decision making.

Richard Cotterell, Chairman, added: “How we use data is fundamental in our transformation journey. The most important element of the strategy is ensuring that the people we care for have their personal information following them as they travel around their care pathways.”

Peter Newton, Associate Director of Information and Contracting at MPFT, added: “This work is a fundamental part of our vision for the organisation to be making informed decisions based on the data that we hold. It will improve patient care and ensure our services meet the needs of our populations. The COVID-19 pandemic, for example, disproportionately impacted certain demographics, meaning the need for visibility over data is even more imperative.

“Mental health is a great example. The stigma around the issue prevents people from talking openly so, if we can use the data that we have to understand where we’ve got gaps and proactively reach out to those people and find and shape a service that is relevant for them culturally, we will be right at the cutting edge of where trusts like us need to be.”

In October, HTN caught up with Guy Dickie, Associate Director of Digital at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who shared an update on their data platform programme.

To read the trust’s newly formed strategy, please click here.