Over the years, health and social care providers have been required to work closer and closer together, creating a bit of an IT integration headache. This is just the sort of reporting challenge we are ideally placed to resolve and in a time of reduced spending and an even greater need to get value for money, we feel we can help devise solutions that deliver benefits to multiple services at both an operational and strategic level and can be cost justified even in the current economic climate.
With experience of BI programmes across all areas, including the combination of education with social care and social care with mental health, we understand the common systems like Tribal, Paris and CareFirst and are able to advise on both strategic and operational reporting issues.
Managing partner, Chris Kwouk also has experience working with acute hospital systems and has advised NHS London and successfully resolved BI specific problems with the roll out of a new system as part of the national programme. He says “The provision of these key services is a complex business and involves accurate patient or service user records, detailed service provision categorisation and the integration of financial transactions. The output needs to satisfy the need for the efficient procurement of services, internal charging information and increasingly the need to provide real cost of service information so that patients/service users can make their own financial choices. The good news is that these organisations often attract some of the best technical skills and with a little help and advice can achieve very successful outcomes with little external spend.”