Stephen East

Stephen East

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.


Project

Problem: 

  • 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.)

Desired impact: 

  • 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