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Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting, the Centre for Business Intelligence & Analytics (C-BIA) specialises in improving business decision-making and agility through intelligent applications and the smart use of data, both on premise and cloud. We partner with clients to design, build and maintain intelligent applications, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics applications in the Healthcare, Education, Research and other sectors. Clients include Wellcome, the NHS, University of Oxford/Saïd Business School. We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.

  • Fixed Price

    Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price projects.

  • End to END

    We help with Strategy, Management & Technology, filling gaps in technology capabilities, reducing costs and accelerating technology adoption and business benefits.

  • FLEXIBLE IT SOURCING MODEL

    We provide the scarce talent you need from across our partner network and provide core and extended support capabilities to keep your systems functioning and users satisfied.

  • TOOLS & PLATFORMS

    A full range of Microsoft Azure cloud and on premise development skills and tools, including our own advanced data analytics platform.

our services

We help clients identify and extract business value from their data assets
data assets

We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.

Intelligent Applications

We use Microsoft Azure .Net and SQL Server, Oracle and Open Source to build cost-effective and intelligent applications, automate everything and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price and as an outsourced service.

Business Intelligence

We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.

advanced data analytics

We help clients identify value and develop actionable insights from their data and adopt AI. We free them from low value data engineering and integration tasks and their reliance on scarce and expensive expertise. We provide AWS, Python, Microsoft Share Point, Azure ML, SAS, MySQL, Pentaho and R resources. We have developed our own ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ (AaaS) platform and implement it in clients in partnership with domain experts, lowering the entry-point for advanced analytics for our client’s.

Safe Nursing care with PANDAi!

The latest version of PANDA has a new interface and works on mobile devices and tablets to reduce nursing effort...
  • GOSH PANDA: safe nursing care for children

    GOSH PANDA safe nursing care

    Why PANDA?

    PANDA (Paediatric Acuity & Nursing Dependency Assessment) enables nursing management to estimate safe nursing care for children on their wards. This is a critical challenge at all times but especially so when there are widespread nursing shortages.

    It ensures compliance with safe care levels for each shift, identifying resources, skills and gaps that may compromise patient care.

    The system was developed by us in partnership with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH).

    PANDA was designed to meet the nursing care needs of acute paediatric patients. Most other similar tools for children are adapted from safe care tools designed for adults.

    It is currently in use in 3 NHS England Trusts serving approx. 500+ beds.

    PANDA Features

    PANDA uses an industry-approved safe nursing care model. It generates staffing recommendations for each ward based on the needs of its patients. It calculates the right number and skill-set of nurses per ward shift based on the needs of each patient.

    In addition, it collates data on the UK Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set (PCCMDS) to allow accurate charging of high dependency care.

    And because it highlights the gap between resource availability and needs, it can also provide useful input to staff training planning.

    How PANDA supports safe nursing care

    PANDA calculates safe staffing levels by assessing patients against 84 ‘care categories’ to determine patient acuity levels.

    Care categories are derived from guidance from the Department of Health and the PCCMDS.

    PANDA identifies the appropriate ‘nursing dependency’ needs from the standard categories based on guidance from the Royal College of Nursing.

    Benefits for NHS Trusts

    PANDA has demonstrably improved resource-sharing across wards, highlighted nursing shortages and demonstrated compliance with safe care guidelines.

    It has also generated over £10m in additional Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funding for one trust as it provides the evidence required to secure funding.

    And most importantly, it has improved the confidence of nursing staff that they are meeting the nursing needs of high dependency patients in their care.

    Future enhancements

    Future enhancements under review include:

    • Using the latest technologies to extend its availability to mobile devices and tablets.
    • Integration with electronic patient record (EPR) data to reduce the amount of data entry required by nursing management,
    • improved reporting and visualisation to aid comprehension,
    • use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automatically deliver more accurate and consistent assessments,

    Take a look at PANDAi: a new look for PANDA to find out more.

    Want to know more?

    See GOSH PANDA for additional details on the GOSH site or contact us at info@c-bia.co.uk.

    GOSH PANDA safe nursing care
    GOSH PANDA: safe nursing care for children
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THE TEAM

BI, Analytics & Development expertise
John Abrahams
John Abrahams
Interim COO
John founded C-BIA Consulting back in 2006. He has an illustrious career in IT specialising in agile systems development and project management. Today his main focus is on ensuring smooth operations with our sister operation in India, other partners and strategic client relationships.
Brendan Dunphy
Brendan Dunphy
CEO
Brendan’s career in IT & Digital includes technical, research, consulting and marketing roles for the likes of BT, Accenture, Nokia, MTN & Maersk. He has a passion for data to inform decisions and better outcomes for all stakeholders. He also leads the Consulting & Marketing practice.
Anthony Dent
Anthony Dent
Principal Consultant
Anthony has been a Director of C-BIA Consulting since its establishment in 2006. He has a strong background in the programme and project management of complex multi-year projects, systems development and partner management. He leads the Project management practice.
Phil Sadler
Phil Sadler
Principal Consultant
18+ years experience in the IT industry, mainly in programme/project management and business analysis, with a strong focus on Digital business and Anti Money Laundering (AML) Project Management. Experience in digital, legal, health and finance sectors and managing multi-disciplined off-site/ off-shore teams;
Tim Allard
Tim Allard
Senior IT Consultant
17 years experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle, in particular: SQL optimisation and data migration, Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Consultancy, Software Development, Database Design and Development, Systems development and SQL performance optimisation.
Abi Oniye
Abi Oniye
BI Consultant
Abi works with our clients to develop BI applications in complex and demanding environments. Abi brings strong project, risk, and operational management experience gained in the financial, utilities and other sectors. An excellent communicator who can bridge the business to technology gap, Abi enjoys explaining complex processes in a simple way and tailoring communication to the audience.
Chris Worledge
Chris Worledge
IT Consultant
Chris has 12 years experience in the software development life cycle, in particular: SQL, HTML (5) CSS (3) JavaScript, VB.Net, C#.Net JQuery, ASP.Net, MVC 5 Entity Framework 6SQL.