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Issue 11 – September 2017 Exploring the latest developments in healthcare
… to the 11th issue of Insights, SCW’s customer newsletter, where we share our key developments as well as topical articles and in-depth investigations. 

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Michael van Hemert
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How we’re helping to predict future healthcare needs
Primary and integrated care To accurately predict where funds should be directed for a population’s future healthcare needs, you have to understand that population.

One way to do this is to combine information from primary and secondary care, grouping patients based on clinical need, and applying statistical models to identify patients with high predicted risks of service use.
That’s how our Insights Integrated Population Analytics risk stratification tool works.

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What is happening to Strategic Commissioning?
Strategic commissioning
Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View identifies the challenges commissioners face in delivering services patients and the public want and need now, as well as securing sustainability of the NHS for future years.

Whilst the boundary between commissioning and provision will blur, there are still key responsibilities that strategic commissioning will need to perform.

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New payment incentives support alignment of ACSs
New care systems In preparation for becoming an Accountable Care System (ACS) the Portsmouth Hospital Trust (PHT) and South East Hampshire, Fareham & Gosport and Portsmouth CCGs have agreed a new type of contract.

The Aligned Incentive Contract (AIC) replaces the Payment by Results (PbR) payment mechanism that has been in place for the last 10 years.

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How Somerset STP is monitoring Daily Urgent Care
Care excellence The entire health community of Somerset is now able to access a daily summary of their Urgent Care information wherever and whenever they need to through a new easy- to-interpret self-service report.

This daily system view helps with better management of resources and activity across the system, enabling more effective management of system pressures.

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Mission [IG]possible
Care excellence

As a developing Accountable Care System (ACS) you will already be thinking about the intelligence you will need to ensure the success of your transformation and the stability of your system. Through the development of a system wide Information Strategy, an ACS will have access to transformative intelligence through a coherent vision of ‘one version of the truth’ across the system.

Our work with leading ACSs shows key steps along the journey to a fully integrated system which incorporates real time data and population health management – not only for clinicians, but Operational Managers and system leaders.

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What the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) mean for you
Wearable app Garmin Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in May 2018? These new regulations will replace the existing Data Protection Act, and organisations will be required to demonstrate compliance.

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See you at Innovation Expo
Health+Care Show 2017 Inspiring patient-centred innovation and transformation across health and social care services the Health and Care Innovation Expo takes place on 11 and 12 September at Manchester Central, and you can find SCW at stand 245.

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