A social care technology company has launched a best practice guide to better support local authorities on their digital transformation journey.
HAS Technology said the guide, ‘Turning Social Care Data Into Actionable Intelligence’, has come at an opportune time to assist directors, after the ADASS Spring Survey 2021 highlighted that nearly two thirds of councils are now taking positive investment strategies for both digital and technology.
The Health and Care Bill also recognised the need to improve quality, timeliness and accessibility of adult social care data. And the impact of the Covid pandemic has placed a greater emphasis on analysing data and uncovering market insights to support safe and quality care delivery.
HAS Technology’s Head of PAMMS (Provider Assessment and Market Management Solution), Ben Chance, commented: “There is something for everyone in this guide. The past 18 months have affected nearly every aspect of our lives and for the social care sector the need to adapt has been especially prevalent.
“Gaining actionable data insights that support quality and sustainability has never been more important to help plan, commission and improve services. We hope the guide will empower Directors and their teams to utilise the power of data.”
Provided by HAS Technology and Affinity Works, the guide has been developed in partnership with the PAMMS (Provider Assessment and Market Management Solution) and Social Care Landscape team, who have a shared vision to data collection and intelligence insights across the health and social care sector.
With experience of working with over 60 Local Authorities, the team share good practice examples, tips and guidance of how social care data can be turned into actionable insights.
Michael Hudson, chief finance officer at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Landscape gives the team the ability to really drill down on data without spending lots of time or resource to analyse it and get to the heart of the information required. Having access to real time management information has been vital. As Director of Finance it gives me the ability to pinpoint financial risks.”
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea also added; “Market insight has improved our grip on the market and highlighted very quickly where interventions were necessary.”