Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG awards business intelligence and analytics contract to NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (Arden & GEM) has been appointed to provide a business intelligence and analytics solution for NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in a new two-year contract. 

The successful appointment, which follows a competitive tender process, will see Arden & GEM support the CCG in meeting its ambition to improve health and care outcomes for almost one million people living in the area, working in partnership with other NHS organisations and local authorities. 

Helen Seth, Director of Business Intelligence and Provider Management at Arden & GEM said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by BLMK CCG to work as their trusted partner in driving forward the delivery of an integrated business intelligence service which can optimise the value we can derive from the data available, bringing our existing knowledge and best practice to this large and complex system of health and social care. 

With experience of helping other Integrated Care Systems to adopt a population health approach, we will be supporting delivery in BLMK through the development of an analytics platform and data warehouse. Making best use of all data, in line with information governance requirements, we will help generate actionable insight through the adoption of proven tools for population segmentation, risk stratification, actuarial analysis and economic modelling.” 

The appointment also includes developing primary care and commissioning dashboards that enable reporting, benchmarking and COVID recovery, while tracking clinical safety and service quality for patient cohorts and pathways such as stroke and cancer. 

Felicity Cox, Accountable Officer for BLMK CCG and Executive Lead for BLMK Integrated Care System said: “Our new data warehouse will enable us to have a ‘single version of the truth’ that will be accessible to NHS organisations and local authorities across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. This represents a real step-change in the way we share and access information, providing insights around our population that will help ensure we are providing the best health and care services possible to meet the needs of local people. 

“We are delighted to have worked with colleagues and partners in developing this new service and look forward to working with Arden & GEM CSU to deliver this.” 

The contract, which commences in June 2021, will run for two years with an option to extend for 12 months.


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