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How can we improve the health and well-being of our population through the better use of population health information?

How can we improve the health and well-being of our population through the better use of population health information?

SBRI Project Dissemination event – Wednesday 2nd December 2015 9.30 – 13.00

You are invited to attend the dissemination event for the ABMU and Swansea University SBRI Project “How can we improve the health and well-being of our population through the better use of population health information? The event will take place in the new data science building at Swansea University on the 2nd December from 9.30 am until 1pm. We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance before 30th September 2015 by emailing l.j.player@swansea.ac.uk.

Nearly two years ago Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Swansea University set the challenge for organisations to find the best way to use data from Swansea University’s Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank to improve health services in Swansea, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot. The SAIL databank, developed by Health Informatics Group at Swansea University, links together health and social demographic data to create a complete record for individuals, which is totally anonymised to comply with data protection rules.

Six companies took part in the feasibility phase of the project conducting research into their ideas to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. Two of those companies were selected to develop their technologies further during the demonstrator phase of the project. Now nearly 2 years later the 2 companies have developed innovative solutions that have the capability of supporting ABMU Health Board and beyond!

Hi-Tech Swansea firm GP commissioning Solutions Ltd has developed a new way of describing healthcare data. In a first of its kind, online software will allow clinicians and managers to ask complex questions about health services using familiar terminology without having to understand data and systems. This ground breaking approach will allow a better understanding of current services and promote improved outcomes through service planning.

Swansea-based data specialist We Predict Ltd has drawn on its background in predicting failure rates in the global car industry to work on linked data held within the SAIL databank using highly sophisticated analysis methods in order to describe, evaluate and predict health and healthcare trends in the ABMU Health Board area.

If approved for deployment, these solutions will provide a comprehensive evaluation of existing health service within ABMU in order to drive further change appropriately. During this event we will discuss the overall findings of the project, present the two solutions developed and discuss the solutions in a practical setting.

Further details about the agenda of the event will be communicated to you closer to the date. In the meantime we hope you will be able to join us on the 2nd December.