Benchmarking
Analytics and Insight

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We turn data into actionable information so that you can make the right decisions at the right time.

Our experts understand health data inside out. They apply years of insight to integrated clinical, operational and financial datasets to cut through the noise and get straight to the information that matters.

From providing assurance of care quality to identifying unwarranted variation or analysing the impact of proposed changes, we are the healthcare analysts of choice.

We will show you how to use data to inform and sustain improvements in healthcare quality, safety and efficiency.

Accurate data. Proven technology. Unrivalled insight.

Patient and population health management

We combine patient information from primary, secondary, community and social care all in one data warehouse so that you can review activity, trends and costs both in individual organisations and across health economies.

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The Value Triangle

The NHS faces an unprecedented challenge to reduce costs and improve quality. Healthcare providers must be able to measure patient health outcomes and provide demonstrable cost savings without compromising on standards of care.

Our ‘value triangle’ takes a three dimensional view of trust data to examine the dynamics between care quality, operating cost and income and measure the effectiveness and efficiency of services you deliver.

We will give you the evidence base and insight you need to:

  • Prioritise high-value service development
  • Reduce unwarranted variation
  • Understand the drivers of high cost
  • Discuss future cost and income with your commissioners
  • Engage clinicians in focused improvement activity

Mortality Profiling

Our mortality profiling programme is unique in allowing you to understand variances across Summary Hospital- Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), Risk Adjusted Morality Indicator (RAMI) and Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HMSR).

It takes the most accurate and robust view available of mortality so you’ll quickly understand your ‘true’ mortality position at any time and can investigate highlighted areas of concern to improve safety and care quality.

Data Analysis Toolkit

Our data analysis toolkit enables customers – whether information specialists, managers or clinicians – to interrogate data themselves. With total flexibility in comparative analysis and reporting. You can automate regular reports and run bespoke queries against your entire database to support strategic and operational decision-making.

A&E Care and Emergency Admissions

Our A&E care and emergency admissions intelligence programme helps acute trusts’ emergency departments to better understand demand from patient flow and treatment pathways, to support them in optimising processes and planning resources.

Market Intelligence Programme

Helping healthcare providers to monitor, analyse and understand commissioning activity in both the local and wider markets, this programme will support you to develop your services, manage risks and engage more effectively with your commissioners.

Expert Help From Consultants

Our team of NHS-experienced consultants will help you analyse and interpret your data to help you present the most accurate analysis to stakeholders and pinpoint opportunities for improvement.

iCompare analytics and benchmarking

Our market-leading audit and benchmarking tool is used across the UK and globally for performance analysis, service planning and driving successful improvement initiatives. We enable you to see what excellence looks like and find out how you compare on quality, safety and efficiency measures.

Fast. Flexible. Compelling.

Use iCompare to:

  • Compare performance against your own gold-standard, or against other organisations or consultants of your choice
  • View and report performance by trust, division, specialty or indicator
  • Investigate reasons for variations in performance compared to a reference standard right down to the individual patient level
  • Analyse unlimited and comprehensive data together in one place to get a full and balanced view of clinical service delivery
  • Create your own performance indicators and target service standards
  • Quickly generate supporting evidence for CQC and NHS Improvement meetings
  • Set up customised dashboards and scorecards to facilitate internal discussion
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Case studies

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales. It provides primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services to over 650,000 people across the six counties of North Wales.

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Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Surrey County, winner of the CHKS patient safety award 2014, is a leading general hospital serving a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services. With 527 beds and 14 operating theatres it employs around 3,000 staff and sees around 280,000 outpatients a year.

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