Best Healthcare Analytics Project for the NHS
Best Healthcare Analytics Project for the NHS

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One of the growth areas of the last decade in healthcare across the world has been the use of healthcare analytics for increasingly sophisticated uses. The pandemic highlighted the need for consistent national data collection, reporting, and analysis, and all NHS organisations are now working to deliver against the new national ‘Data saves lives’ strategy alongside using data-driven insights to drive improvements for patients, staff and the public purse. 

NHS organisations may not have the capacity or capabilities to harness the full power of the data they hold and often turn to specialist companies who can offer these services, often bespoke to their needs. Entrants in this category will need to demonstrate they have made provided a high-quality service to NHS clients, which will often involve tailor-making a solution through understanding their needs, which has then provided useful information to allow the organisation to pursue improvements.  


  • Judges are looking for analytics providers with a proven track record of delivering high quality results     
  • Only single projects are eligible. Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the past 2 years up until the award entry deadline 


  • Describe the scope of the project, what was the context or need for analysis of patient information and data?  
  • What goals did the project team set and how would these affect staff and patients and their treatment or experience?  
  • Show why and how a partnership approach was required – why could the NHS not have executed this project without external support? 


  • How did the team reach their goals and what challenges were overcome?  
  • What patterns or correlations were seen in the results and what conclusions were drawn?  
  • How did these results impact on processes, clinical pathways or patients and how were clinical/operational colleagues engaged to make these changes?


  • What efforts have been made by the project team to disseminate best practice either within the NHS organisation or to other providers of healthcare?  
  • Judges will be looking for projects which can demonstrate that their success has been or has the potential of take up within other teams.  


  • How have various stakeholders been involved in the analytics project?  
  • Where did the team draw information from and how much did those sources get involved?  
  • Judges are looking for projects which can demonstrate buy-in from parties which both contribute data and those who benefit from the results.  


  • Describe the benefits realised by the analytics project, including unforeseen benefits to front-line care provision and how has that value been capitalised upon.  
  • Show how the project has demonstrated value for money and a  return on investment that is over and above what an NHS organisation would have been able to do alone.  
  • Share any improvements in staff knowledge, more efficient pathways, better operational management and improvements in patient experience.  

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