Business services’ provider Inprova and Insource, a healthcare data automation specialist, have set up a new venture, Illumar, in order to help housing providers unify data from disparate systems, improve data quality and increase the adoption of common data standards.
The collaboration is based on technologies developed for the healthcare sector combined with social housing knowledge, resulting in the Illumar enterprise data management platform which is intended to help housing providers appreciate their data as an important business asset.
Steve Malone, managing director, Inprova said, “Working with over 900 housing providers, we see the data challenges that housing providers face on a daily basis. Through collaboration, we’ve created Illumar, which is ‘platform neutral’ regarding core housing systems, bringing information together in a unified data layer. This will enable housing providers, regardless of their existing systems, to use a standard approach rather than each developing their own expensive in-house systems.”
Steve Aitken, chairman, Insource, said, “There are many similarities between the healthcare and housing sectors in terms of their data requirements and how they need to be managed, and we have already demonstrated how the lessons learnt in the complex data ecosystem of the NHS will help resolve data problems in housing.”