Information Governance and Risk Stratification: Advice and Options for CCGs and GPs – NHS England – 14 June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , , |

Information Governance and Risk Stratification: Advice and Options for CCGs and GPs – NHS England – 14 June 2013

“Key points

 Risk stratification tools can help determine which people in a population are at high risk of experiencing outcomes, such as unplanned hospital admissions, that are simultaneously: undesirable for patients; costly to the health service; and potential markers of low-quality care.
 Also known as predictive risk models, these tools are used widely in the NHS, both for:
o analysing the health of a population (“risk stratification for commissioning”); and
o targeting additional preventive care interventions, such as the support of a community matron, to high-risk patients (“risk stratification for case finding”).
 The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has complicated the legal landscape relating to risk stratification (see page 10).
 In this paper, we:
o explain the information governance issues relating to risk stratification
o provide a checklist of steps that GP practices, CCGs, and other organisations involved in risk stratification should undertake to comply with the law (see page 13)
o describe a range of options (options A to F) that t CCGs can use in order to conduct risk stratification legally (see page 17)”

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