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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.

Featured story

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

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...

CHIME News

UCL CHIME Reappointed to Train Future NHS Informatics Managers

Jul 29, 2014 14:19PM

Following a competitive tender process, UCL CHIME has been reappointed to deliver formal academic training - via admission to the UCL Graduate Programme in Health Informatics - to trainees on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) .

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UCL hosts HL7 UK Summer School

Jul 22, 2014 14:36PM

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th July saw UCL host the 2014 HL7 Summer School , at which 23 participants from across the UK's health IT industry and healthcare organisations learned about the latest advances in interoperability and standards. The event, a joint collaboration between HL7 UK, UCL and the University of Leeds, was taking place at UCL for the second year running.

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Health & Medical Sciences Student Wins ESTRO33 Poster Competition

May 30, 2014 15:52PM

In April 2014, Hayley Chesham, one of the first students to enrol on UCL's new flexible Graduate Programme in Health & Medical Sciences , and in clinical life Research & Development Lead Dosimetrist at Cancer Partners UK , was awarded the prize for her poster entitled Reduced PTV margins for prostate IMRT with daily online IGRT: a retrospective analysis .

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New Qualification: Health & Medical Sciences (Quality, Information & Safety)

May 16, 2014 16:46PM

UCL is now accepting applications for the first specialised award in Health & Medical Sciences (HMS) - the Postgraduate Certificate in Health & Medical Sciences (Quality, Information & Safety) - for the academic year 2014-15.

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