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OBH awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise!

We are thrilled to reveal that Outcomes Based Healthcare has been awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for “outstanding achievements in Innovation”!

Innovation is integral to OBH’s mission to drive health system improvement through measurement and incentivisation of health outcomes. In fact, we haven’t stopped innovating since OBH started 8 years ago… from creating our Segmentation Engine that drives the OBH Outcomes Platform, to developing HealthSpan® as a way of measuring a population’s healthy lifespan, to supporting the NHS in the pandemic, and our ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, #teamOBH really has been busy.

We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years and feel honoured to be part of #TheQueensAwards for Enterprise 2021. Read about why OBH has been awarded a Queen’s Award here – find us on page 30!

Finally, congratulations to all our fellow #QueensAwards winners!

Happy 8th Birthday OBH!

It feels like a long time ago that we set out with OBH- in fact, 8 years ago exactly! The original mission was to help solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare- enabling effective measurement and payment systems for prevention, and what really matters to people. In short, their health outcomes. We’ve grown over the years and the way we go about that mission has evolved, but we’re still innovating around that core purpose.

It’s been a busy year supporting the NHS in the pandemic, and we have been delighted to support some fabulous organisations in their work. Last week saw the release of the Levelling up Health Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity alongside their work on the Business for Health Index. We remain committed to supporting this work in whatever way we can.

OBH are also delighted to have worked with King’s College London on the recent flagship report addressing drivers of Multiple Long Term Conditions, published by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation.

Thank you to OBH’s friends, supporters and team for supporting us over the last 8 years!

OBH is a strategic partner with NHS England on the #COVID19 Data and Analytics Community!

We’re so excited to announce that OBH are now a strategic partner with NHS England on the #COVID19 Data & Analytics Community! Lots of exciting collaborative #segmentation #analytics work to come – understanding & deriving meaningful insight into population health at a local, regional and national level!

More information on the #futureNHS Data and Analytics for Covid-19 workspace can be found here.

Launch of the Population and Person Insight (PaPI) report to improve understanding of patient healthcare needs!

OBH are thrilled to announce the launch of the Population and Person Insight dashboard! #TeamOBH have been working in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and NHS Arden & GEM CSU on a data-driven approach to understanding and deriving meaningful insight into population health. The dashboard has been developed using national datasets – including secondary care, emergency care, community services and specialised services data – to group patients into segments based on common healthcare needs.

Understanding the population by cohorts of those with similar health and care needs is integral to a more person-focussed health system. Using the Bridges to Health segmentation dataset, this tool enables deeper insight into people who are healthy, people with long term conditions, people with disability, as well as those people who are nearer the end of life with cancer, organ failure, frailty and dementia.

The interactive tool contains a series of views so that users can easily explore and interrogate these population segments at a national, regional, system, CCG and PCN level.

With four years’ worth of data, users can also drill down into acute utilisation, cost and outcomes by segment to support service planning and redesign. Visualisations by age, ethnicity, deprivation and socio-demographic classification help to easily identify cohorts for further investigation and analysis.

In response to the current pandemic, a COVID-19 view was also developed with the aim of aiding NHS restoration and recovery programmes by helping systems to identify their vulnerable populations who have one or more ‘at risk’ conditions to inform decision-making around shielding and planning for the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS.

Sukhmeet Panesar, Deputy Director of Strategy and Development at NHS England and NHS Improvement said: “The NHS generates a huge amount of data which can be used to drive improvements in care and how services are run. By providing health and care systems with data which is grouped by population segments we can support NHS and local authority leaders to plan effective services and interventions based on meeting the healthcare needs, risks and priorities of their patients and citizens.”

Ayub Bhayat, Chief Data Officer at Arden & GEM said: “The population and person insight report acts as a diagnostic tool for every level of the system, enabling commissioners and providers to spot opportunities for further analysis and intervention. By providing a starting point for population health management approaches, we can then work with local areas to refine the model with their local intelligence and benchmark emerging opportunities.”

Dr Nasrin Hafezparast, Chief Clinical Data Officer at Outcomes Based Healthcare said: “The internationally-recognised Bridges to Health segmentation model provides a person-centred approach. By using this approach as the foundation for the new report we can categorise the entire population of 62 million people into eight segments, with 55 subsegment or condition registries on a monthly basis, over the past 4 years. It includes a first ever view of population-level healthy lifespan, or HealthSpan®. The report also incorporates feedback from a wide range of groups including clinicians to ensure the data is meaningful.”

The report, which was launched on 15 February, is available to healthcare commissioners and providers within the NHS ViewPoint analytical application.

For more information about the report, and the wider population and person insight workstream, visit the dedicated FutureNHS workspace.

OBH awarded supplier status on G-Cloud 12!

We are very happy to announce that the Government’s Crown Commercial Service has again awarded Outcomes Based Healthcare supplier status on the latest Digital Marketplace platform, G-Cloud 12!

The OBH® Outcomes Platform is available as a Cloud Software Service & provides users with person-centred health outcome measures at a population and cohort/condition level, including OBH’s core prevention outcomes: HealthSpan™. The Platform is powered by OBH’s® Segmentation Engine – an essential, core backbone for population health management data analytics work across different local NHS & local authority organisations, and their health and care partners. The Segmentation Engine is now also available as a ‘stand alone’ module, for more experienced NHS & local authority analytical teams, who wish to incorporate population segmentation datasets into their existing analytics work.

Based on the foundations of the Bridges to Health segmentation model, both solutions provide person-centred, meaningful insights for specific population segments & care pathways.

Find us on G-Cloud 12:
-OBH® Outcomes Platform (https://lnkd.in/daaNepF)
-OBH® Segmentation Engine (https://lnkd.in/dyU7wJf)

Diabetes #COVID19 mortality & risk in England paper published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology!

Fantastic to see NHSE England and Public Health England’s #diabetes #COVID19 mortality & risk in England paper published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology!

The whole population study used the Bridges to Health National Population Segmentation dataset developed in partnership between Outcomes Based Healthcare, NHS England, Arden and Gem CSU and Public Health England to identify co-morbidities and ethnicity.

One of the many brilliant examples of the power of #healthanalytics in creating actionable insights to support the national response to Covid-19 – driven by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, analysts, researchers and more!

Read the full paper here.

 

National HealthSpan and Lifespan modelling in the UK features in Longevity Trends 2020 Report!

Published by the Longevity Leaders in August 2020, the report summarises the most important trends in longevity research to date that businesses, policy makers, scientists and the general population should be aware of.

Having recently presented at the Longevity Leaders World Congress 2020 on National HealthSpan and Lifespan modelling in the UK, CEO Rupert’s presentation was summarised in this edition of the Longevity Trends Report. Making reference to OBH’s objective HealthSpan™ measure which monitors population-level changes in the proportion of life spent in good health, the whitepaper highlights the importance of applying an objective approach to measuring individual health status, covering whole populations.

With evidence suggesting that more people are being diagnosed with significant long-term conditions earlier in their lives, and living with them for longer than we had previously thought, measuring the progression of ill health and population level changes over a life course has never been more important.

Read the full report here.

OBH awarded grant by UK government to fund project – Outcomes Risk Scores for Covid-19 Vulnerable Populations!

OBH are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the UK government to fund our project – Outcomes Risk Scores for Covid-19 Vulnerable Populations!

Rapidly repurposing the robust foundations of the Bridges to Health national population segmentation model developed in conjunction with NHS England, Public Health England and Arden and Gem CSU, the development of Covid-19 Risk scores will allow an enhanced understanding of the relative and independent risk factors relating to #Covid-19. This analysis will enable the risk profile of local areas to be accurately assessed and stratified according to the latest emerging evidence, and also support our understanding of the effect of age and ethnicity on Covid-19 complications, independent of comorbidities.

The Innovate UK Covid-19 Rapid Response competition received a record 8,600 applications, investing £40 million to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the #Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more about our Covid-19 work here!

Rupert speaks at the Longevity Leaders World Congress on National HealthSpan and Lifespan modelling in the UK!

In keeping with the somewhat virtual world most of us continue to live in, CEO Rupert spoke at the Longevity Leaders World Congress 2020 via livestream this week on the topic of “Data-dive: National HealthSpan and Lifespan modelling in the UK”!

OBH recently contributed to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity ‘The Health of the Nation’ national strategy for #HealthierLongerLives, and Rupert discussed the importance of applying an objective approach to measuring individual health status, covering whole populations. This evidence suggests that more people are being diagnosed with significant long-term conditions earlier in their lives, and living with them for longer than we had previously thought. So measuring the progression of ill health and population level changes over a life course has never been more important.

Using routinely collected, linked longitudinal health and care data, from multiple ‘real world’ care settings, OBH’s objective HealthSpan™ measure monitors population-level changes in the proportion of life spent in good health.

More information here!

Juliana presents at the IBRAVS Knowledge Agenda on Value-Based Healthcare in England – Implementation at Population Level!

Speaking live from London to an audience over 5000 miles away (!), COO Juliana recently presented at the IBRAVS Knowledge Agenda 2020, on the topic: Value-Based Healthcare in England – Implementation at Population Level.

As part of a webinar series aimed at improving our understanding of what “value in health” really means, Juliana provided a whistle-stop tour of the current VBHC landscape in the UK, the importance of segmentation according to clinical needs at a whole population level, and the application of VBHC initiatives and segmentation within the context of Covid-19.

To find out more (and if your Portuguese is up to scratch!) click the link to the full video now available to watch on Youtube!