To address the greatest healthcare challenges, here at IGHI, we endeavour to put people at the heart of our research. We believe that for healthcare to meet the needs of everyone, we must involve a diverse range of voices in our projects.
To inform our work, we regularly invite the public, patients and healthcare professionals to participate in and shape our research.
Find out more about our opportunities to get involved in IGHI projects below.
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Exploring doctors’ experiences of electronic health records
The lack of interoperability - the ability of IT systems to share clinical data - across healthcare settings is often described as a barrier to the greater adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs). However, few studies have explicitly investigated this problem and the challenges it poses for physicians and the implications it has on patient safety.
Our latest IGHI study aims to explore the perceptions of hospital-based healthcare providers regarding the current state of EHR interoperability, how it affects patient care and safety, and the associated costs of wasted healthcare resources it incurs to the NHS in England.
We are looking for doctors to take part in this study and tell us their experiences of using EHRs in the NHS via a short 10-minute survey.
Find out more and access the short survey here: Exploring doctors' experiences of EHR use.
Climate Cares is a collaboration between the Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Grantham Institute – two of Imperial College London’s seven Global Institutes. The team’s vision is for individuals, communities and healthcare systems to have the knowledge, tools, and resources to become resilient to the mental health impacts of climate change.
Sign up to the Climate Cares mailing list to be invited to join their Advisory Groups, where you’ll have the opportunity to help co-design and develop future projects and resources, and participate in research projects, future workshops or interviews.
Assessing the Barriers to Breast Screening (ABBS) Study
Breast screening is an effective way to detect breast cancer at a treatable stage. Yet attendance to breast screening appointments is falling, particularly among certain communities. We are carrying out a study to understand the challenges women face when deciding whether or not to attend their breast screening appointment.
If you are female, aged 50-70 and have been invited to a breast screening appointment before, we’d like to hear your opinions, regardless of if you attended your appointment.
We are particularly keen to hear from women with multiple medical conditions and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Find out more here.