Centre for Medical Informatics
The Centre for Medical Informatics focusses on the interdisciplinary study of designing, developing and using information technology solutions in healthcare.
Leadership and people
The Centre for Medical Informatics (CMI) is led by Head of Centre Professor Ewen Harrison.
Current key projects and programmes from across the Centre for Medical Informatics include:
An exciting venture between Asthma UK leading asthma researchers from universities across the UK, people affected by asthma, NHS partners and other organisations. The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched in 2014 with the aim of improving care and treatment for people with asthma.
Directors: Professor Aziz Sheikh (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Chris Griffiths (QMUL)
BREATHE is one of seven Health Data Research Hubs set up across the UK. Coordinated by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the Hubs are part of a four-year £37.5million investment from UK Research and Innovation's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to enable the safe and responsible use of health-related data at scale for research and innovation.
The Consortium for the Study of Pregnancy Treatments (Co_OPT) is a new collaboration with cross-disciplinary expertise, to investigate the effects of treatments given in pregnancy. Co_OPT will address knowledge gaps through individual patient data level meta-analysis and data linkage studies with data extracted from electronic health records and contributed from birth registries, cohort studies and RCTs.
A multidisciplinary collaboration to develop and evaluate a multifaceted intervention (ePAMS+) that incorporates technical, behavioural and organisational components to safely reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in adult medical in-patients.
This project aims to develop policy relevant insights into how best to achieve systems optimisation of NHS hospital electronic prescribing (ePrescribing ) systems in order to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of medicines management processes.
GlobalSurg and the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery are working together to improve surgical outcomes for patients around the world. The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is a consortium between UK Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh & Warwick together with international partners at hubs and centres around the world.
Health Data Research UK is a collaboration of 22 universities and research institutes, clustered into six regions, or sites. Each research sites brings world-class expertise and a track record in using health data securely to derive new knowledge and scientific discovery. They bring together world-leading health data scientists to deliver our mission of uniting the UK’s health data to make discoveries that improve people’s lives.
The Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP) seeks to fundamentally change the way data and analytics are used to drive improvement in health outcomes, by fostering new relationships between the NHS, industry, academia, and the third sector.
The NHS Digital Academy, through a partnership with Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School, provides a year-long, world class, fully accredited learning programmee (Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership) for digital change leaders.
An independent evaluation of NHS England's flagship Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Programme to assess individual, organisational, and strategic transformations needed to achieve improvements in quality, safety and efficiency through health IT in the NHS.
A project which collected the largest speech-Parkinson’s voice database, having 19,000+ phonations from 7 countries in the world
A programme of academic research investigating telemetric supported self monitoring of long term health conditions. Telescot is a collaboration between a number of public, private and voluntary sector organisations supporting the development of innovative healthcare in Scotland, UK.