Connect Data Insight Award
The Connect Data Insight Award will showcase the most effective use of data and analytics to inform public service design and delivery. Nominees in this category will demonstrate:
- Innovative use of data management and associated analytics to tackle an identified social problem/organisational challenge
- Effective use of data management and associated analytics to inform public service design and/or delivery
- Benefits – what will be the real measurable benefits to either the organisation or services users, e.g. projected cost savings, reduction in patient waiting times, increased life expectancy, etc.
Albyn Housing Society, NHS Highland, Robert Gordon University and The Data Lab – FIT Home: Fall Prediction in Social Housing
This project aims to develop an effective falls prediction system that can be installed in peoples’ homes. This system will help residents live well in their homes for longer, prevent hospital admissions and enable early discharge.
Data will be captured by a range of sensors installed in specially-designed, technology-enabled ‘Fit Homes’. FIT Home aims to develop housing solutions to enable people to live independently for longer - supporting them to make their own choices, providing a secure environment for them to live in and focusing on maintaining their wellness for as long as possible.
Glasgow City Council – One Glasgow Reducing Offending Partnership
The One Glasgow partnership was initiated to demonstrate how public sector service outcomes could be improved. A multi-disciplinary team of Police and Council staff was established, including a Coordination Hub and Client Intelligence Unit, underpinned by a detailed Information Sharing Protocol agreed by all partners.
The benefits are not just better services and outcomes for individuals, but also better use of resources. This project has led to reductions across Glasgow in: Offences and reconvictions by under 25’s; Custody for under 25’s; Referrals to Scottish Children’s Reporter; Use of Secure Accommodation
NHS National Services Scotland – Multidisciplinary Working – New Ways
The Local Intelligence Support Team (LIST), part of NHS-National Services Scotland, combined their specialist analytical and information skills with the knowledge of local staff, to help unlock the power of data.
LIST worked with a range of colleagues in Inverclyde, carried out four ‘week of care’ audits in a number of GP practices with the aim of testing if multidisciplinary working could free GP time to spend more time with patients with more complex health problems, while other health professionals working to their full level of competence would see more patients with simpler needs.
LIST provided the best evidence for local health and social care decisions. This helped NHS and local authority providers to deliver the best possible services to patients and service users in the most efficient way.