The Health Foundation has selected 11 projects to take part in the latest round of its Advancing Applied Analytics programme – which aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.

The projects the Health Foundation is supporting all involve analysts working on local, innovative, ambitious ideas. The programme will help them demonstrate improvements to analytical capability in health and care services, and provide lessons for the wider care system.

The Advancing Applied Analytics programme is part of the Health Foundation’s work on data analytics and follows on from our report, Understanding analytical capability in health care, which highlights that good quality analysis and the ability to use information effectively is an essential element in any health care system. We’re excited to see the projects we have previously funded as part of this programme are now up and running.

The projects from our latest round are from a range of care providers and commissioners from across the UK, who will be working on areas including: using linked health and council data to better understand social isolation and troubled families; using patient-specific data to guide decision-making in emergency departments; and using simulation modelling to improve planning and delivery of mental health services.

Each project will run for up to 15 months and each project team will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of findings from their work. The projects start in October 2018.

The selection of these projects is currently subject to contracts being finalised with the lead organisation of each project.

The projects are:

  1. ABCi Mathematical Modelling and Analytics Academy
    Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  2. Personalised medicine analytics dashboard for triaging patients in emergency departments
    Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  3. Use of novel modelling techniques and routinely collected data to explore responses to winter pressures
    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy)
  4. Developing a versatile tool for modelling pathway capacity in NHS organisations
    Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  5. Building analyst capabilities to demonstrate the value of connected health and council data
    Care City
  6. Mind the gap: developing effective communications between decision makers and analysts in health and care
    Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  7. Simulation modelling in mental health services
    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
  8. A clinically driven multidisciplinary team approach to data science
    NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
  9. Applying best-in-class analytics to a whole-system approach to managing knee problems
    NHS Forth Valley
  10. Can interactive data visualisation help clinicians improve patient care?
    Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  11. System-wide early warning tool for acute pathways based on actionable intelligence
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Contact information

Navdeep Sidhu
Marketing and Communications Manager
020 7257 8067

Further reading

Thought paper

Understanding analytical capability in health care

December 2016

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