E-Health and analytics
Our e-health and analytics work focuses on the following:
Sowerby e-health forum
The Sowerby e-health forum is a research and development programme that explores how the use of electronic health records, healthcare data and health informatics policy can transform the way the NHS delivers safe and effective patient-centred care. The forum looks at the potential for primary and secondary care data integration to improve service delivery, healthcare research and population health in this country. The forum is made possible by the Peter Sowerby Foundation.
To date, the Forum has hosted four ehealth Symposiums as follows:
Recent Sowerby Reports
- A qualitative evaluation of the CIE Programme implementation in North West Londo
- A framework for evaluating the economic impact of EHR-based interventions
Big Data and Analytical Unit
The Big Data and Analytical Unit (BDAU) brings together experts from the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, epidemiology, and informatics, to create a data-driven evidence base for healthcare policy. The multidisciplinary team conducts complex and innovative analyses and develops new analytical methods to gain insight from large datasets. We use data from the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) dataset, holding over 6 million records of patient safety incidents; NHS clinical datasets, such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), which document healthcare provision in England on a patient level; and the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) dataset. In addition, the team has developed in-house tools to capture new data, from Twitter and other social media.