Cerner has been selected by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System to implement a population health management platform for the area, Digital Health News can reveal. 

The health IT supplier will deploy its HealtheIntent platform alongside its big data analytics solution, HealtheEDW across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which is responsible for around two million people. Together, these tools will provide frontline clinicians, public health teams, senior leaders, and service commissioners with a comprehensive view of their population’s health and care needs.

As part of the partnership, a population health management analytics framework that will enable data aggregation from multiple care providers within the local system will be implemented. Data aggregation will then be followed by standardisation and normalisation processes, and the application of advanced intelligence to interrogate this data and deliver actionable insights to the care providers, patients and citizens.

This will allow professionals and clinicians from across the health and care system to identify and prioritise opportunities to positively impact the health and wellbeing of their population. Teams will also be able to target at-risk populations; identify existing gaps in care, and evaluate the impact of investments and spend on their population’s outcomes.

Maggie MacIsaac, chief executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System, said: “This new capability will help us proactively support local people to live longer and healthier lives by providing the in-depth intelligence we need to reduce inequalities and better plan our services.

“It is a significant step in transforming the way we care for our population across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and we’re excited to be embarking on this journey with Cerner.”

It is hoped the partnership will help fuel real and sustainable change and helping Hampshire and Isle of Wight to achieve the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, which said “in 2021/22, we will have systems that support population health management in every Integrated Care System”.

Distie Profit, managing director for Cerner UK, added: “During the past five months we have all collectively witnessed, in one way or another, the incessant work and commitment of our NHS to get us through the pandemic.

“We have also been inspired by the amazing things and improvements that can be achieved when we all focus on a common objective.

“The delivery of this programme is set to become another example of true collaboration that will create actionable insights that will directly impact the way care is delivered for the nearly two million people in the region.

“We are proud to have been chosen to support the HIOW [Hampshire and Isle of Wight ] health and care system as they embark on their journey to provide proactive population health to their people.”