We focus 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.
Projects and programmes
Current key projects and programmes from across the Centre for Medical Informatics include:
COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Scotland (COPS)
The impact of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy, children and young people, and vulnerable groups (DaC-VaP-2)
Rapid Outcomes of COVID therapeutics in Eave II (ROCOVE)
Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP)
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (Director: Aziz Sheikh)
An exciting venture between Asthma and Lung 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 - Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health (Director: Aziz Sheikh)
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.
ePrescribing Optimisation in Hospitals (lead: Aziz Sheikh)
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.
Generation Scotland (lead: David Porteous)
Generation Scotland is a population and family based study of genetic and environmental health determinants, richly annotated with personal, genetic and e-HR data, all available for collaborative research.
GlobalSurg (University of Edinburgh lead: Ewen Harrison)
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.
HDR UK Scotland (Director: Dave Robertson (College of Science and Engineering)
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.
MyDiabetesMyWay (lead: Debbie Wake)
The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends.
Parkinson's Voice Initiative (lead: Thanasis Tsanas)
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.
Edinburgh Research Explorer