"From Patient Data to Clinical Knowledge" book cover

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.

On August 1st 2014, CHIME became one of the three founding research departments of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics.

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, 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: 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.


Recruitment: Teaching Fellow

May 22, 2015 17:06PM

A key element in the mission of the Farr Institute is to enhance the UK’s capacity to carry out data-intensive research in health and biomedicine. UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are partners in the Farr Institute London and are collaborating on a new postgraduate taught programme to train data scientists in healthcare. To help us deliver that programme we are looking to recruit a skilled and enthusiastic teaching fellow to join the team at UCL.


25 June: Taught Graduate Programmes Open Evening and Data Science Programme Launch

May 13, 2015 16:22PM

We are delighted to invite people interested in pursuing an education in health informatics or data science to an open evening on 25 June from 4:30pm at 222 Euston Road . This will be an informal event with an opportunity to meet staff and students and to learn more about the work of the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, the UCL Institute for Health Informatics and the Farr Institute .


Publication: Cognitive workload changes for nurses transitioning from a legacy system with paper documentation to a commercial electronic health record

Apr 01, 2015 11:48AM

Hospitals across the world are moving to electronic health records, but adapting to using any new system can be a challenge. In the high risk environment of medicine, increases in cognitive workload can be dangerous. In a study in the United States, Lacey Colligan (MSc Risk Management 2006) along with Henry Potts (senior lecturer in CHIME ), Chelsea Finn and Robert Sinkin, followed paediatric nurses on a ward and a neonatal intensive care unit as they coped with a new EHR.


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