SHAPE showcased at NHS Confed Expo

The team behind SHAPE were at the NHS Confed Expo in Manchester, showcasing exciting new products and demonstrating how its data analysis and insight can help inform effective decision making.

Parallel Data Intelligence, the developers of SHAPE, attended the two day conference where they had lots of thought-provoking discussions with people from across the NHS about how visualising their data can help with future estates and service planning. The team showed how SHAPE can support population health management by using data driven insights to plot future demand for services and ensure they are delivered in communities where they’re most needed. The online interactive tool can show population demographics and visualise different indicators including ethnic groups, deprivation and disease prevalence, amongst many others. While at NHS Confed Expo, the team were also able to show how SHAPE will help users predict how services will need to change in future, based on trends and projections.

Alongside service planning, visitors to the stand were able to explore how the software can support infrastructure transformation, using solid and consistent data to underpin their estates strategies. SHAPE’s digital PCN Toolkit allows decision makers and funders to understand where the needs are greatest and how their estate can be developed for the future, based on population projections, demographic changes, impact on services and workforce. Find out more about the toolkit here.

The two day NHS Confed conference explored topics around healthcare transformation, innovation and technology and focused on the importance of collaboration across partners, both within and wider than the NHS. Attracting over 5000 delegates from up and down the country, including many strategic decision makers, conversations centred around what the future of health and social care could look like and how organisations can come together to lead and drive changes through sharing new ideas and best practice. NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard delivered a keynote speech about the vision for the future that’s needed to help the NHS address its challenges and enable its dedicated workforce to deliver improvements in patient care. Health & Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay MP also took to the main stage where he talked about the importance of technology in driving better patient care and how he wants to empower place-based decision making.

Delegates visiting the SHAPE stand were keen to explore more about the software, how it can help them develop their strategies and plans, and many were keen to learn about the wider capabilities through bespoke commissioned projects. More about what SHAPE can do for you here. 

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