NHS South Central and West migrate to cloud to mobilise their AI data system

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NHS South, Central and West (SCW) have partnered with leading digital and cloud services provider ANS to accelerate their migration of workloads to Microsoft Azure in order to mobilise their Dynamic Pathway Tool.

Based in the south of England, SCW support more than 80 NHS and private health and care organisations nationally, regionally and locally, with their services impacting more than 14 million people across the UK.

SCW were looking to transform their IT estate and accelerate the migration of workloads into the cloud in order to mobilise their Dynamic Pathway tool.

Built upon research and analysis spanning more than five years, the Dynamic Pathways Tool is an innovative, scalable AI data system which delivers rich data insights that enable SCW to model and predict potential future needs for health and care systems. The tool currently resides on an on-premises environment, but SCW needed to quickly improve the accessibility, scalability and resiliency of this application by migrating it to cloud.

Speaking of the project, Mark Barnes, SCW’s Associate Director of Data Management and Architecture, said, “Migrating to cloud was essential for us to push forward with our digital ambitions. As an organisation responsible for delivering integrated care systems and population health management approaches, we need the scalability, accessibility and resiliency that only a cloud environment can offer.

“Our Dynamic Pathway tool is just one example of the innovative solutions we are creating to revolutionise the future of healthcare and with the support of cloud, our business intelligence will now be more accessible than ever.”

“ANS came highly recommended to us by other Commissioning Support Units.. In the NHS, nothing beats positive word of mouth feedback when it comes to partnering with 3rd party providers. ANS not only had the credibility and experience, but also the expertise we needed to migrate to cloud with confidence and I look forward to continuing to work with ANS as we continue to scale and optimise our cloud environment over the coming months and years.”

ANS’ CTO Andy Barrow also commented, “The future of healthcare in the UK must be data-driven and to do this effectively, healthcare organisations need to migrate to cloud. We’re delighted to be working with SCW as they push forward on their goal to join care settings together to improve and streamline the patient journey.”