Leeds trust selects Agilisys to deliver cutting-edge data platform

Cloud-based data platform to facilitate the provision of digitally-enabled, integrated patient-centred care across Leeds and beyond

St James's Hospital is among those that will benefit from the new technology

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has partnered with Agilisys to deliver a cutting-edge Data Platform Programme that supports the trust’s ambition to create a digitally-enabled healthcare future.

As one of the largest trusts in the country, the organisation treats 1.5 million patients every year, including more than 200,000 emergency patients attending A&E.

And through this activity, over 50 million pieces of information are created every month.

This data is at the heart of the Leeds Digital Way , the trust’s vision for digital IT, which is designed to ensure technology improves the day-to-day experience of patients and staff and supports the delivery of world-class healthcare and research.

This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enhance our data analytics capability, harnessing the power of the trust’s data to develop a state-of-the-art, modern solution which improves care and efficiency, reduces risk, and saves money

The data platform solution will be hosted in the cloud on Microsoft Azure.

Technology, including Microsoft’s Power BI and Synapse will be utilised to provide the trust’s hospitals with a highly-effective reporting and analytics service, providing up-to-date tools for colleagues to use for collaboration and to explore and exploit data.

And Agilisys will work in partnership with the trust to improve the quality of data, while establishing and embedding a Data Management Framework that supports the drive towards integrating data into every level of the organisation.

Guy Dickie, associate director of digital at the trust, said “We’re delighted to be working with Agilisys on our new data platform.

“The company has a huge amount of relevant, indepth expertise and experience in our sector, with a passion and drive that will deliver great results.

This partnership truly excites because it’s about more than just cutting-edge technology…it’s cutting-edge thinking

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enhance our data analytics capability, harnessing the power of the trust’s data to develop a state-of-the-art, modern solution which improves care and efficiency, reduces risk, and saves money.

“Using our existing strong foundations, we have a once in a generation opportunity to revolutionise and scale our use of data.”

Max Jones, managing partner for health at Agilisys, added: “This partnership truly excites because it’s about more than just cutting-edge technology…it’s cutting-edge thinking.

“Together, we’ll harness our collective knowledge, shared values, and deep ambition to turn data into a primary asset for making better decisions for patients.

“Inward investment and clinical research opportunities are also at the heart of our plans, not least because they create additional mechanisms for enhancing clinical outcomes.

“This is a truly-visionary partnership that will put the trust at the forefront of healthcare data excellence and develop skills that will ensure ongoing success, while also recognising how service continuity and transition is at the heart of the end-user experience.”

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