Aristotle is a business intelligence application available to commissioners and clinicians. Developed by the Business Intelligence team at NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU, Aristotle has been designed to allow users rapid access to an online suite of business intelligence tools and reports.
It supports and evidences commissioner decision making through its interactive tools which deliver reports, dashboards and scorecards to monitor and analyse business performance.
Why was Aristotle developed?
Our vision for clinicians and commissioners was to bring timely, actionable intelligence to the end user so that they can have a deeper understanding of service use and demand, to support the transformation of health services. As such, Aristotle was developed to utilise extensive “sort and select” functionality, allowing intuitive access to key information quickly and easily. The advanced portal design permits users to manoeuvre quickly between the various intelligence resources to meet the requirements of both commissioners and business intelligence specialists.
Aristotle’s primary purpose is to support the commissioner through the commissioning cycle of strategy formulation, resource allocation, planning, delivery and management of healthcare services for the population they serve. Aristotle products support commissioners in evidencing value for money in the healthcare services they commission. However, Aristotle is not just limited to commissioners, but has extensive functionality for the General Practice user and can also be used by NHS and independent healthcare providers in the management of their service delivery to commissioners.
How can Aristotle be accessed?
This innovative business intelligence system can be rapidly deployed to a new customer using web based access over the NHS N3 network with no geographical boundary limitations. It supports access from multi device platforms, from a standard workstation or laptop to tablet devices such as the iPad, retaining full functionality throughout.
What is the philosophy for Aristotle development?
We have been consistent from the outset that we wish Aristotle development to be customer driven and that we will fail if we try to develop the portal in isolation of those customers. This has resulted in a user friendly suite of products enabling intuitive access to key information in seconds. The outcome is a self-service application which doesn’t necessitate technical BI skills or intensive, time consuming training for users.
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