18 councils win digital integrated care funding

NHS Digital has awarded eighteen councils a share of £1.4m to develop digital projects that support social care.  Successful bids include Westminster Council’s plan to use apps and Skype to share appropriate information when discharging from hospital into care, and Wolverhampton Council’s proposal to improve intervention by using predictive analytics for early identification of adults with complex morbidities.

The successful local authorities are:

Improving the flow of health information into social care (over £820,000 in total)

  • Westminster City Council
  • Newham Council
  • Rutland County Council
  • Haringey Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Lewisham Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Milton Keynes Council

Improving the flow of social care information into health (nearly £200,000 in total)

  • Sutton Council
  • Hull City Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council

Using predictive analytics for early intervention and prevention (nearly £350,000 in total)

  • Islington Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Luton Borough Council

View the full details of the projects online.

James Palmer, head of the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital said the benefits of the technology include giving care providers access to hospitals’ electronic patient records in real time, reducing delayed discharges, and providing health care

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