Improving Patient Care for Gloucestershire and Swindon CCGs

Northgate Public Services (Northgate) and Sollis today announced a successful deployment of the Sollis Clarity Patients solution with integrated Adjusted Clinical Groups® (ACG®) System across Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Swindon CCG, as a hosted service to over 100 GP practices across the areas.

Northgate and Sollis will support Gloucestershire and Swindon in their strategic objective of identifying patients who could most benefit from earlier, better informed health care interventions. The Sollis commissioning intelligence toolset allows the patient population to be risk assessed to provide timely, evidential data to GPs. This enables GPs to provide focused levels of care to specific groups of patients, reducing the risk of a patient’s condition worsening due to it being identified early.

Sollis Clarity Commissioning software incorporates the Johns Hopkins University’s Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACGs) System which assists clinicians in identifying and improving the care of at-risk patients. Sollis Clarity Patients integrating ACGs, allows health care professionals to plan future demand by providing real time lists of patients who are at high risk of future hospital admission. The algorithm uses disease codes, primary and secondary care usage, patient demographics and medication prescribing to rank patients into different risk bands. For CCGs the commissioning intelligence delivered provides vital insights into the management of patients with long-term conditions.

Andy Gordon-Jones, Northgate Public Services, commented, “Using data to identify early healthcare interventions will provide significant benefits to patients, particularly those with long-term conditions. Providing the functionality to make real time decisions based on clinical evidence will improve outcomes for patients.”

Nigel Slone, Managing Director at Sollis says: “We are delighted with the successful deployment and that Gloucestershire and Swindon CCGs have selected Clarity Patients for this important transformational project. We share the vision of the clinicians on the ground, which is to make a positive difference to the lives of the patients they serve.”

About Northgate Public Services

Northgate Public Services plays a unique role in the delivery of efficient and effective public services. We have built an understanding of, and been committed to, the complex, changing and often challenging business of delivering services in local government, safety and healthcare. We help public service providers reduce costs and deliver people-critical services. The strength of these foundations is The Northgate Advantage, a combination of deep public sector expertise and insight, our advanced technology platforms and applications, and a portfolio of flexible service delivery options. Our commitment to understand our customers’ needs and the needs of their customer, the citizen, is what allows us to deliver business-critical capabilities which positively impact upon the lives of millions of people.

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About Sollis

Sollis has been delivering commissioning intelligence to the NHS since 1994. Our software solutions and professional services put clinical commissioners in control, helping them make informed commissioning decisions for the citizens and patients they serve. For further information on this story, please contact Nigel Slone, Managing Director, Sollis on: 01372 847 525.