Bringing together world class analytical and digital teams to help improve healthcare in the UK
Our ambition - healthcare analytics with a digital twist
Interoperability is slowly coming to UK healthcare. We want to be one of the first to tap into it, to drive real benefits for patients, clinicians and administrators.
We are working in healthcare analytics in two main spaces; secondary care mental health and in large joined up data sets (e.g. One London LHCRE).
The 'digital twist' is that we are looking for opportunities where we can build digital solutions - ie going beyond the analytics. And in 2020 we've reacted to the Coronavirus Crisis by building HelpMyStreet.org - showcasing our capabilities.
UK healthcare has historically been very fragmented
Whilst many see (and expect) the NHS to be a single entity, the truth is that it is made up of many organisations with different budgets, different goals and different IT systems.
These boundaries create coordination and communication problems that mean often patients are at risk of falling through the cracks.
Interoperability is coming
The good news is that there are many talented people out there trying to enable the data and systems to be joined up.
There are different approaches; from agreeing new languages, protocols and standards, to building some of the shared care records themselves.
Factor 50 aims to help drive benefits from these shared care records. We are working on specific shared care record projects and we are also developing our own products that could demonstrate the power of a single integrated care record.
2020 update: HelpMyStreet.org
Our response to the Covid Crisis :- a national platform to make it safe and easy to help your neighbour
Until March 2020 we were happy working with our healthcare partners. Then this Coronavirus Crisis hit. We wanted to do something meaningful to help the situation.
We spotted that street level volunteer groups (= Mutual Aid Groups) were popping up all over the place, but were using whatever technology they had to hand (whatsapp, facebook, excel). None of these were ideal - none checked ID, none managed tasks, none looked after data.
So we created HelpMyStreet - a non-profit platform for the whole country to use, to make it safe and easy to help your neighbour.
It was a huge team effort, driven itself by volunteers to make it happen. It is LIVE and already supporting campaigns (e.g. face coverings), charities (e.g. Age UK) and communities.