Analytics and data Analytics and data can allow us to understand how health and the quality of care is changing, and where it might be improved

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Our in-house Data Analytics team and the Improvement Analytics Unit (our partnership with NHS Improvement) use robust quantitative analysis and statistical methods. They look at the quality of health care across the UK, from local projects and nationwide trends.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

The measurement maze

Briefing
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November 2019

Our briefing suggests there's potential to make better use of quality measurement to improve quality of care.

New national data network to address major health and care challenges

Press release
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29 October 2019

The Health Foundation has announced that it is creating a network of data specialists from across the UK.

Average annual costs per patient for the top 5% of patients are over 20 times higher than all other patients

Chart
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29 October 2019

October 2019 chart of the month. Our anaysis explores for the first time the distribution of both primary and secondary health care costs in England.

Better health through analytics and data driven technology

Blog
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29 October 2019

How we are harnessing data analytics to tackle real-world problems in health and social care, with tangible results.

Evaluating digital first primary care – the challenges ahead

Blog
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29 October 2019

Arne discusses how the increasing use of technology in health care brings new challenges for evaluators.

Introducing the Networked Data Lab

Blog
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29 October 2019

We are seeking partners to join our new investment to accelerate the use of data to improve health and health care.

Advancing analytical capability

Newsletter feature
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29 October 2019

Neil Pettinger led the evaluation of the first round of the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme. 

A descriptive analysis of health care use by high cost, high need patients in England

Working paper
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October 2019

This paper explores health care use by the top 5% of users of primary and secondary care services by cost.

Fixing the UK's broken social care system

Blog
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14 October 2019

The decisions we make about technology today will have implications for the entire social care system, says Lydia Nicholas, from tech think tank Doteveryone.

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right

Blog
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4 October 2019

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny, Josh Keith and Arne Wolters.

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