In-house data analytics
Publications, briefings and blogs from our in-house data analytics team
To improve care quality, health and social care organisations need data spanning all domains of care quality and from across the health system and beyond.
Data are required to make patient care effective, to help front-line improvement programmes learn, to help managers make informed decisions and ensure that national policy makers and commissioners are responding to trends in quality, equity, access, and population health.
The Health Foundation's in-house data analytics team uses linked data and novel analytics to monitor and analyse the quality of health care in the UK. We offer insights on the major trends driving the demand for NHS care, examine the quality of care that's being delivered and show how the NHS could improve care for patients. The team examines various aspects of care quality, how the NHS is delivering care, clinical effectiveness of care, and the impact of the patient’s wider social determinants on quality and outcomes. They also work closely with our Improvement Analytics Unit and colleagues examining health care policy.
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The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny, Josh K...
More investment is needed in skilled analysts to unlock the full potential of NHS data to benefit patients.
As the number of people with multiple health conditions grows, meeting their needs will be one of the biggest challenges faci...
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.
If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?
Health Foundation to fund 10 innovative projects aiming to improve analytical capability in health and care services
This programme aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.
Social inequalities and primary care networks: realising the potential through advancing data and analytics
Better data linkage across primary care and other community-based services has the potential to help reduce socioeconomic inequalities. Data linkage could enrich our understanding of a patient’s socia...
Examining whether enhanced support had an effect on hospital utilisation for new residents who moved into care homes in Nottingham City.
Evaluating the early effects on hospital use from the first phase of an enhanced support initiative for older people living in care homes in Wakefield.
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