About Stephen East
Stephen started his career in the NHS 12 years ago as System Architect at a large teaching hospital in London. He has subsequently worked in a number of health and care service transformation and redesign roles with a focus on technical development and change. All roles have centred on joint / partnership working and integration.
Stephen is currently the Technical Lead for the Health Information Exchange and for Population Health Management Programmes, covering large parts of South East London, a key part of London’s journey towards a shared data capability.
- Working collectively towards a professionally led service transformation
- To integrate and join up physical and mental health and social care
- A focus on health and care prevention and proactive management, including better self care
- Shifting care from hospital to community settings; care closer to home
- Reducing unwarranted variance in care for citizens.
Solution: The implementation of the Cerner HealtheIntent platform:
- Helps professionals to proactively manage people’s care, identify any gaps in services and improve outcomes
- Supports a population based approach, for example an ability to identify and assess the needs of all people with diabetes
- Displays key clinical and care indicators and best practice measures at a glance
- Provides a tool which will help professionals to analyse health and care challenges and problems and generate evidence based answers
- Can display information in a number of customisable formats such as predictive data models, heat and activity maps and tables
- Allows professionals to upload additional information and data sets which will help their work and analysis.
Scale of project: 370k citizens, 38 GP Practices, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust – Acute & Community Services, SLAM, Lewisham Local Authority (Social Care, Housing etc.)
- Ability to understand the Population Health and Care needs of Lewisham
- Better continuity and transfer of care between services
- Improved quality, safety and speed of care delivery and decision making across Lewisham and south east London
- An ability to make better evidence-based decisions / design due to having a more complete care picture available to professionals
- Ability to identify care gaps across a population and put them in front of clinicians and professionals
- Reduced waste, duplication and costs in direct care delivery and by better design
Progress to date:
- Platform established – acute, community, GP information on boarded
- Analytic platform currently undertaking testing
- Mental Health data currently underway to be onboarded