Following a robust procurement exercise the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record is pleased to announce that it is intending to award a consortium of expertise from Deloitte UK, Google Cloud and Synanetics to work in partnership in helping deliver the technology that underpins the population health management capability for the Yorkshire and Humber region at a value of just under £4million over five years.
The consortium brings together specialist skills and experience with cybersecurity and data privacy at the heart of what they do.
Better planning of services and preventing ill health are clear goals of population health management. Its aims are to improve the health of people by using information to plan care, and to prevent illness. All organisations that work with personal data abide by strict rules and law set out by the Data Protection Act 2018. In compliance with applicable regulations, the data collected and used will remain in the hands of the NHS. All data will be encrypted, stored securely in the UK and will not be used for any other purposes beyond population health management.
Yorkshire & Humber Care Record is one of five exemplars within NHS England’s Local Health and Care Record programme with an ambition for organisations to share data across the health and care system to help people get the right care at the right time in the right place, with safety and effectiveness.
Dr John Byrne, Senior Responsible Officer for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record; Executive Medical Director at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said, “We look forward to beginning this important work to help us better understand the needs of the people living across the areas whilst ensuring the security and privacy of data remains of the highest importance.”
Rob Webster, Chair of Yorkshire & Humber Digital Care Board; CEO for South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust and CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership said, “After a thorough process which involved expertise from a variety of leaders across our Partnership, we look forward to reaping the benefits of this important piece of work to improve the health and wellbeing of people’s lives”
Yorkshire and Humber Care Record and its partner organisations are committed to open standards which NHS X has recently stated will be mandated to ensure a consistent language of clinical terms to help staff share information, seamlessly across health and care settings, improving patient safety. In simpler terms it means that the wide variety of IT systems that are used across the NHS and care system will find it easier to “talk to each other” because a common language is used, helping to join up patient care.