The Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR) programme has announced plans for an academy to train staff in its member organisations to use it in population health management.
It said the initial session will run from December to April and is open to staff from all NHS organisations and local authorities in the region.
The YHCR has emerged as one of NHS England’s Local Health and Care Record Exemplars, aimed at developing the safe sharing of information in the care sectors.
The academy will be run by Deloitte UK as part of its role in a consortium contracted to deliver supporting technology and services to the programme. The YHCR team will direct the content and some of its members will be involved in delivering sessions.
It has a threefold focus, including raising awareness and practical understanding of the delivery of population health management, and increasing the capabilities of NHS business intelligence analysts to deliver predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Thirdly, it is aimed at strengthening the leadership capabilities in the NHS and among councils to build networks and support collaboration.
Rob Webster, chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Digital Care Board, said: “Our region is committed to this programme of work because of the benefits created by understanding the needs of the people we work with.
“We are advancing our digital capability quickly, which provides us with more information and improved intelligence to allow us to plan and deliver better services for improving health and care. I’m looking forward to hearing how people in our region benefit from this work in the coming weeks, months and years.”
The YHCR indicated that the next phase of its work will focus on increasing the understanding between team members and local people. This will take in the importance of population health management and issues around data sharing, security and privacy.
In June of this year the care organisations involved in the programme awarded a £4 million deal to a consortium involving Deloitte UK, Google and Synanetics for the delivery of supporting technology.
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