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CHIME is home to a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the Community Control of Hereditary Disorders.

UCL, through CHIME, is an Academic Institutional Member of IMIA - the International Medical Informatics Association and a Partner in the European Connected Health Alliance.

CHIME Blog

Symposium on Using Information in Management Decision-Making

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:12:43 +0000

On the 15th September UCL is hosting a symposium to explore how healthcare managers can make better use of information. We have confirmed presentations from Professor Sir Brian Jarman, Professor Terry Young, Dr James Mountford and other high profile thinkers and leaders from industry and the NHS as well as leading academics in informatics and [...]

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New paper published: Does the inclusion of ‘professional development’ teaching improve medical students’ communication skills?

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:42:04 +0000

MB BS courses have changed considerably in recent years. There has been a greater focus on professional development, cross-cutting skills beyond the traditional curriculum. It has yet to be established what is the best way of teaching the likes of communication skills. That is the background to a recent paper by Katherine Joekes, Lorraine Noble [...]

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CHIME in the news

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:34:19 +0000

Carl and Jeremy’s paper on open source approaches in health was covered by TechEye and some other blogs. Our BMJ paper on the ethnic attainment gap in academic performance in medicine attracted a certain amount of coverage, with the story being covered by the Press Association and GP. And a talk of mine on the [...]

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Another big government computer programme, another damning report

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:17:24 +0000

The Commons Public Accounts Committee released today a damning report of HM Revenue and Customs’ new National Insurance and PAYE Service (NPS) system. It describes huge backlogs and budget over-runs. The story is all too familiar, as Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Committee, acknowledged. Implementation proves slower than expected, problems with data quality… all of [...]

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Recent and forthcoming CHIME publications

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:39:37 +0000

To welcome in 2011, here’s a brief overview of some recent or forthcoming publications by CHIME staff. Taylor P, Potts H, Wilkinson L, Given-Wilson R (2010). Impact of CAD with full field digital mammography on workflow and cost. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6136, 1-8. Taylor P (2010). Modeling the impact of CAD on the [...]

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UCL Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)

CHIME was established in 1995, as a joint initiative of UCL and the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust (now Whittington Health). It undertakes research and delivers undergraduate and postgraduate education in information and quality management, to support clinical practice and to benefit communities - both patients and health care professionals - locally, nationally and globally. 

CHIME offers flexible taught and research graduate study programmes. Our graduates are well regarded by employers, industry and academia.

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Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

Pippa Bark’s book, that she has co-edited with John Tingle, a lawyer from Nottingham, has just been published by Routledge. Patient safety is an issue which in recent years has grown to prominence in a number of countries’ political and health service agendas and the World Health Organisation has launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. More...

CHIME News

January Intake Approved for Graduate Programme in Health & Medical Sciences (HMS)

Oct 24, 2013 16:07PM

The UCL Graduate Programme in Health & Medical Sciences has received approval for two entry points each year: September and January. As a result, this innovative and flexible programme can accept student applications until the end of November 2013 to start in January 2014.

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"Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice" Published in Paperback

Apr 24, 2013 19:57PM

April 12 th  2013 witnessed a comparatively rare event in scholarly publishing, when  Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice  was published in paperback by Routledge.

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BMJ Editorial: Caldicott 2 and Patient Data

Apr 24, 2013 15:52PM

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) of April 24th 2013 includes an Editorial written by  Dr Paul Taylor , Reader in  Health Informatics at  UCL CHIME , discussing and summarising the new  Information Governance Review  known as "Caldicott 2", its background and implications.

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UCL Joins the European Connected Health Alliance

Jan 08, 2013 15:17PM

UCL has, through CHIME, become a Partner in the European Connected Health Alliance , an initiative spanning government, healthcare, industry and academia that delivers leadership for the development of Connected and MHealth markets and practice across Europe and beyond.

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