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.
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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.
Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice
Pippa Bark’s book, 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...
Publication: How Do Clinical Information Systems Affect the Cognitive Demands of General Practitioners?: Usability Study with a Focus on Cognitive Workload
Nov 23, 2015 16:47PM
A new paper in the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics (formerly Informatics in Primary Care ) reports an analysis of the cognitive demands of GP record systems in the UK. Poor usability is a common complaint about record systems and increased cognitive workload may impact on user satisfaction, user fatigue, clinical productivity and safety.Read more...
Publication: Cost-benefit assessment of using electronic health records data for clinical research versus current practices: Contribution of the electronic health records for clinical research (EHR4CR) European project
Nov 23, 2015 11:09AM
In a new paper, Ariel Beresniak and colleagues – including Prof Dipak Kalra of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics – demonstrate the cost savings possible when data from electronic health records are used to perform clinical trials.Read more...
Publication: Who is sceptical about emerging public health threats? Results from 39 national surveys in the United Kingdom.
Oct 27, 2015 12:45PM
Using data from 39 national telephone surveys commissioned by the UK Department of Health, James Rubin and Yaacov Finn at King’s College London , Henry Potts of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics , and Susan Michie of UCL’s Health Psychology Research Group were able to assess who is sceptical and why. Their results have now been been published as an open access paper in the journal Public Health ( Rubin GJ, Finn Y, Potts HWW, Michie S (2015). Who is sceptical about emerging public health threats? Results from 39 national surveys in the United Kingdom. Public Health. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.09.004 ).Read more...
Publication: Sex differences in medico-legal action against doctors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Aug 14, 2015 09:59AM
Male doctors are nearly two and half times as likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, according to research published in BMC Medicine by a team including CHIME ’s Dr Henry Potts . A better understanding of why this is the case will lead to improved support for doctors and make patient safety better.Read more...
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