Manchester Local Care Organisation Invest in Technology
Manchester Local Care Organisation to gather data onto a single platform to achieve a more strongly integrated approach to health and social care.
12:18 29 September 2019
Advanced technologies that are available at our fingertips are set to revolutionise health and social care. These technologies have the potential to help us develop better integrated, person-centred models of care by enabling health and social care providers work together more efficiently using collected data and advanced devices and digital systems.
Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO), the recently formed public sector partnership of health and social care bodies in the city council area, is now working with Manchester City Council to create a digital ecosystem to ensure that all data from its systems and services are securely stored and easily accessible in one place. The goal is to provide care providers a clear view of the immediate outlook for providing necessary care for each patient in a more efficient manner.
Nicky Parker, director of business change and transformation at Manchester City Council said: “We’ve been exploring the conceptual piece, the art of the possible alongside Microsoft and others,”
“It’s about how might we aggregate all the data into one digital platform with a series of dashboards to help drive the command centre.
“Imagine if we could see all the data from across the city system: what’s happening across the city, in our localities and in our 12 integrated neighbourhood teams. What different decisions might we make if we could see everything on one screen in a command centre, or out in the neighbourhoods on a mobile device?”