Leeds startup’s intelligence tool is perfect tonic for NHS

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A Leeds-based startup is aiming to harness the power of raw data to help the country’s hard-pressed hospitals run more efficiently.

Converging Data has come up with an easy-to-use business intelligence tool of the same name that can analyse real-time data from multiple sources.

It aims to give NHS bosses an end-to-end view of how a hospital or other organisation is operating and where problems need to be ironed out.

That end-to-end view could help a manager see that delays in an A&E department are not down to a lack of frontline resources but are in fact being caused by issues further down the care pathway such as a shortage of beds.

The startup’s co-founder, former health informatics professional Neil Murphy, told Digital City: “Converging Data gives healthcare managers a real-time view of what is happening across a service, via dashboards that can track anything from admissions and discharges to transfers of patients between wards and services.

“Unlike other business intelligence tools, our approach is platform-agnostic and does not take your data outside your organisation.

“It can also handle requests ‘on the fly’ and does not need to have questions pre-programmed into it.”

Based on the internationally-recognised big data platform Splunk, Converging Data is now seeking customers in UK hospital trusts and NHS organisations.

Anyone wanting further information about what the startup has to offer is asked to visit the www.convergingdata.com website.

The YEP recently launched a new Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.

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