Home care solutions provider HAS Technology is working with ADASS East to deliver integrated health and social care data to inform best practice in the sector.
Working with the PAMMS (Provider Assessment and Market Management Solution) team at HAS Technology, ADASS East has already replaced manual monitoring systems and enabled market intelligence, quality and financial data to be accessed in one place, in real-time.
The project is now entering a new phase after receiving a fresh round of funding, with further developments to deliver integrated health and social care data to inform practice in relation to quality, risks, benchmarking, spend and market shaping.
Guy Pettengell, regional strategic procurement manager at ADASS East, said: “Having secured the necessary funding, I’m really excited to be working with our regional networks for contracting, markets and intelligence, in order to develop a central, integrated market insight tool with HAS Technology.
“Amongst other things, the new project will allow us to collect and analyse spend, placement and other relevant health and social care data, linking this with our existing PAMMS intelligence to help inform future commissioning decisions. The project will also help us better understand provider quality, mitigate risks and benchmark these factors across the region in support of more effective market shaping.”
PAMMS QA has been delivering measurable improvements in provider quality across the region with evidence of interventions, according to HAS Technology. The company said this has provided effective risk management, including early warning of suppliers in possible difficulty.
HAS Technology explained that having this digital infrastructure in place for provider assessments has allowed the process to be quickly transformed into an online self-assessment process, ensuring quality standards remain a priority despite the additional pressures brought about by the pandemic.
Councils have been able to work in partnership with their providers to audit quality without having to undertake a site visit and, when the time is right, councils will easily be able to switch back to doing these in person, the company added.
Ben Chance (pictured), head of PAMMS said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with ADASS East, delivering real-time data and analytics to inform decision-making, identify risks and support their Care Act responsibilities. Our ongoing partnership with ADASS East means we are now able to make the assessment methodology available to all Councils and support others to deliver the great outcomes they’ve achieved in the East of England.”
HAS Technology has previously worked with LondonADASS to repurpose its PAMMS software to enable digital collection and collation of health and social care data to help manage risks on a daily basis across all care settings in its 32 boroughs.