Understanding how populations are shaped and how they are being served and could be better served by their providers is fundamental to identifying opportunities across Health and well-being areas.
To achieve this partner providers need to create a shared view of the issues and identify the most appropriate intervention and, more critically the right delivery partner to ensure the outcomes are delivered.
Therefore it is essential that partner organisations at ICS, Place, and Provider level have a common understanding of what the data is saying and, crucially, the context this data is set within
Much of the data available to Executives and managers across Health and Wellbeing partnerships is governed by provider GDPR. This is absolutely appropriate however it often means that data, no matter how good, cannot be shared across organisational boundaries or amalgamated to create richer data and better insights.
Furthermore the tools and skills required to manipulate data in a way that makes large and complex pieces of data manageable and useful is not currently common place within the partner organisations.
This means that, unfortunately executives and senior managers tasked with releasing the potential of a ‘system’ approach are often flying blind trying to piece together disparate data, often published in different formats together to get some kind of actionable insight.