Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science

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Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science

 5 October 2018, 1pm to 2pm

Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge.

Healthcare is arguably the last major industry to be transformed by the information age. Deployments of information technology have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the potential influence of information and computer science on the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

In this talk, Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) will present the vision, objectives and scientific strategy of HDR UK. The opportunities provided by computer science and “big data” to transform health care delivery models will be discussed. Examples from nationwide research and development programmes that integrate electronic patient records with biologic and health system data will be given. Two themes will be explored:

  • How the size of the UK (65M residents), allied to a relatively stable population and unified health care structures facilitate the application of health informatics to support nationwide quality-assured provision of care.
  • How population-based datasets and disease registries can be integrated with biologic information to facilitate (i) epidemiology; (ii) drug safety studies; (iii) enhanced efficiency of clinical trials through automated follow-up of clinical events and treatment response; and, (iv) the conduct of large-scale genetic, pharmacogenetics, and family-based studies essential for precision medicine.

For any questions about this talk, please contact Rosa Attwood

This talk is part of the Bradford Hill seminars at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health series

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