Successfully Delivering Big Data in NHS England

Thursday 12 June 2014

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Rachel Watkin, James Mucklow and Paul Craig

This project deservedly won the BCS Computing Award for Best Big Data Project this year. NHS England overseas delivery of 100 billion pounds of healthcare each year and analyses huge amounts of data to assess performance of healthcare providers such as doctors and hospitals. Data from 13 disparate systems could often take weeks to analyse for urgent decision making. In the first project of its kind in the NHS, a cloud based intelligence tool used leading edge technology of Google Big Query to centralise data in NHS England and provide health commissioners an accurate picture of how care providers across the country are performing. Data answers are provided in minutes rather than weeks. As a result, this technology has spectacularly transformed business processes across the organisation to take advantage of the improved quality and timeliness of information, and the ability of disparate users to easily present data differently depending on their own needs and objectives.

Rachel Watkin of NHS England together with James Mucklow and Paul Craig of PA Consulting Group were key players in driving this project to success. They will show us how they achieved this huge success and provide significant food for thought to attendees to take to their own projects and programmes.

Event report

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