Update on BI platform

We know that many of you have heard about the development of South East CSU's Business Intelligence (BI) solution working in partnership with Hitachi.

The platform is taking the very best elements from the current South East CSU BI platform and Hitachi's BI platform originally developed for North West London CSU. With this we can produce an advanced platform for all our CCG customers that will offer class-leading data processing and management along with the latest Microsoft set of BI tools to enable advanced insight into healthcare data.

Whilst this is still very much under development, with an anticipated delivery to our customers of end of April 2015, we would like to update you on the progress that is being made.

The platform is designed to improve outcomes for patients by expanding the sophistication of business intelligence tools and services, and to present commissioners with the information they need to manage and adapt the services they commission.

The four driving principles behind this vision are:

  • Modular and flexible commissioning information: Information services need to be delivered flexibly. They must respond to changes in the healthcare landscape in an agile way, while giving our CCG customers the local-level control of information that they need to deliver excellent commissioning.
  • Commissioning for a population of one: Commissioning information and intelligence should be available down to an individual level. It should be meaningfully presented, accessible and facilitate patient data access and interaction.
  • Delivering forward looking information for commissioners: Information is put into the hands of frontline clinicians and commissioners so that the full impact of commissioning decisions is transparent in terms of outcomes and cost.
  • Supporting integrated commissioning and integrated care: Data is brought together to show a comprehensive picture of how patients can and are accessing the full range of healthcare settings. This covers acute, mental, community, primary and social care.

    The main components of the platform include:
  • Data warehouse and self-service data marts
  • Prebuild reports and analysis
  • Reporting cubes
  • Self-service reporting tools
  • Contract monitoring
  • Contract modelling
  • Claims management
  • Finance information tool
  • GP reporting service
  • NHS 111
  • KPIs (performance)
  • Urgent care
  • Pseudonymisation
  • Mater Patient Index
  • Hosted Data Marts.

This is not an exclusive list of components and our project team can provide you with more detail.

Certain aspects of the platform will be piloted with some CCGs before completion in April 2015. If you would like to be kept up to date on the development of the platform, please email info@southeastcsu.nhs.uk