ICS provide intelligent data to all levels of the NHS, from detailed reporting on clinical review services, to highlighting where efficiencies can be made and prevalence and adherence improved.
Why is data so important? The data ICS provides to the NHS empowers and better informs clinicians and commissioners to deliver best practice and improve patient outcomes. Whilst the data can be used to improve efficiencies within practices, often with cost-saving benefits, it primarily allows clinicians to track patients’ journeys and compare reported outcome data with real word data.
The data provided can also be used to benchmark against local or national guidelines, allow prescribing patterns to be analysed, enable forecasting and highlight where clinicians should be looking to make interventions.