As a data analytics company with an outstanding healthcare heritage, Health iQ considers that Information Governance (IG) and the protection of data are critical to everything we do. Health iQ ensures that all the data we hold is protected to the highest standards, always held securely and processed safely. Everyone at Health iQ is fully trained to understand the importance of IG and to further ingrain it in our DNA.
Health iQ is a provider of data-based insight, who produce tools and reports used by health and social care to achieve the following broad aims:
Our use of HES data is solely for the following purposes:
1. Vantage System and Related Support
Vantage is an online system that produces aggregated, small-number suppressed, non-sensitive, non-identifiable RWE-based dashboards and reports to support the delivery of healthcare. It supports the delivery of a range of key healthcare strategic priorities, including delivering the Five-Year Forward-View, Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) targets and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) targets.
Vantage enables users to:
The users of Vantage are limited to the following:
Though the users of Vantage can be from any of the above listed groups, it is made clear that the allowed purposes of use are restricted to those mentioned in this document, with the ultimate beneficiary being healthcare as a whole. This is enforced through sub-license agreement between Health iQ and users.
Life Science organisations are a user of Vantage exclusively for the purpose of providing benefit to healthcare. As with all user groups, they will only ever have access to aggregated outputs and are bound by sub-license agreements which ensure the usage of the data is in line with this document. In addition, Health iQ insist that all users of the tool undergo information governance training by a Health iQ trainer, and all reports produced by the tool come with a pre-written disclaimer statement.
Health iQ will produce reports either as responses to specific data requests, or as part of wider projects. These reports will take the form of suppressed, aggregated, non-sensitive and non-identifiable data tables. As these reports will be constructed in response to a specific need, the content will vary, though all conform to all the restrictions outlined in this document. Examples of such reports could be:
To be absolutely clear, reports will never:
The potential users of reports are:
Though the users of reports can be from any of the above listed groups, it is made clear that the allowed purposes of use are restricted to those mentioned in this document, with the ultimate beneficiary being healthcare as a whole. This is enforced Health-iQs license agreement, which is signed between Health iQ and any client.
3. Public Access Health iQ Insight Reports
These are reports based on aggregated, suppressed, non-sensitive, non-identifiable HES data with the aim of:
These reports are being made publicly available, including being viewed on a dedicated area on the Health iQ website.