LONDON, October 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Essex County Council has chosen data analytics experts Pi Care and Health to develop and deliver an innovative platform which will integrate multiple data sources to improve the life chances and outcomes for children. Using advanced risk stratification and predictive modelling capability this will provide opportunities for early interventions and local improvements.
In the first year, the initial prototype development will begin in Basildon with expected roll out to the rest of Essex over the following 3 years.
Funding for this project has come from the DCLG Transformation Challenge Award (TCA). This 'New Generations Project' will focus on under fives, unborn babies and their families. The TCA programme is committed to improving health, education, social and economic wellbeing while at the same time, reducing demand on high cost specialist services. It will initially collect data from four main areas; housing and benefits, health visits, children's socialcare and school readiness indicators.
The organisations involved in this initial prototype phase include Basildon Borough Council, CCG and NHS England commissioned services, adult mental health service providers, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital Trust, dental practices and GP surgeries. Also participating will be several service providers within Essex County Council, including health visitors, midwives and adult social care providers, together with primary schools, early years providers and local police services.
Julia Ross, Pi Care and Health's Managing Director, said: "We are very proud to have been selected to support such an important and trailblazing project, which will improve lives of local children. This work covers some highly sensitive issues, including children's services, and we fully appreciate the importance of this project.
We are now looking forward to getting on with the job in hand helping Essex County Council and its partners fulfil its ambitious and laudable aims and improve the lives of its residents."
Dave Hill, Executive Director for People Commissioning, said: "We are committed to ensuring children in Essex get the best start in life and are working hard to improve the collaboration between our own services and those of partner agencies.
This innovative new system will aid that process, collecting data from various sources and enabling us to make earlier interventions to improve the lives of children and families in Essex.
I look forward to seeing how the prototype works in practice and the opportunities it might create moving forward."
SOURCE Pi Ltd