UCL hosts HL7 UK Summer School
Publication date: 22 July 2014
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.
Health & Medical Sciences Student Wins ESTRO33 Poster Competition
Publication date: 30 May 2014
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.
New Qualification: Health & Medical Sciences (Quality, Information & Safety)
Publication date: 16 May 2014
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.
Publication: Primary total knee replacement as an example of predicting length of stay from electronic patient record system data
Publication date: 23 April 2014
A paper, published on April 4th in BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, shows how hospital length of stay can be modelled using data available in an electronic patient record system, using primary total knee replacements as an example (Carter EM, Potts HWW (2014). “Predicting length of stay from an electronic patient record system: A primary total knee replacement example.” BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 14, 26. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-14-26).
January Intake Approved for Graduate Programme in Health & Medical Sciences (HMS)
Publication date: 24 October 2013
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.
"Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice" Published in Paperback
Publication date: 24 April 2013
April 12th 2013 witnessed a comparatively rare event in scholarly publishing, when Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice was published in paperback by Routledge.
BMJ Editorial: Caldicott 2 and Patient Data
Publication date: 24 April 2013
UCL Joins the European Connected Health Alliance
Publication date: 8 January 2013
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.
UCL CHIME is Early Contributor to New Health Informatics Online Resource
Publication date: 4 January 2013
Professor Dipak Kalra takes up Presidency of the EuroRec Institute
Publication date: 29 November 2012
2012 European Summit on Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data – plenary sessions now available on YouTube
Publication date: 31 August 2012
In May 2012 the Director of UCL CHIME, Professor Dipak Kalra, joined other European and international academic, public health, industry, government and user representatives in Brussels to take forward the process of developing guidelines for trustworthy reuse of health data.
David Ingram appointed Emeritus Professor of Health Informatics at UCL
Publication date: 28 October 2011
"Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice"
Publication date: 25 May 2011
Ethnicity and academic performance in medicine
Publication date: 14 March 2011
UK trained doctors and medical students from minority ethnic groups tend to underperform academically compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study by UCL academics.
Uptake of flu vaccine among healthcare workers
Publication date: 11 March 2011
is an effective way to prevent flu and minimise the spread of an
epidemic or a pandemic. However, uptake of vaccination is often poor,
as a team at UCL including CHIME's Dr Henry Potts have previously
described in a study of the 2009 swine flu pandemic (Rubin, Potts & Michie, 2010, Health Tech Assessment, 14(34): 183-266).
Open Source, Open Standards, and Health Care Information Systems
Publication date: 18 February 2011
Dr Carl Reynolds, who is currently studying for an MSc in Health
Informatics at CHIME, and Prof. Jeremy Wyatt, who himself used to teach
on the same MSc course, have co-written a paper just published in the
Journal of Medical Informatics Research (J Med Internet Res 2011;13(1):e24).
howRU, a new short generic measure of health status
Publication date: 7 December 2010
A new paper in Informatics in Primary Care (Evaluation of a new short generic measure of health status: howRU, 2010; 18:89-101) describes the development and testing of a new generic tool for measuring health-related quality of life.
Dr Don E. Detmer honoured by American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Publication date: 16 November 2010
Don E. Detmer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and Visiting Professor at UCL CHIME, has been awarded the 2010 Morris F. Collen Award by the American Medical Informatics Association in recognition of his longstanding efforts to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics.
Public 'reassured' by swine flu media coverage
Publication date: 23 July 2010
The swine flu (influenza A H1N1v) pandemic of 2009
created considerable media coverage and some degree of public anxiety.
Until a vaccine was developed, behavioural strategies by the general
public were the main defence against further spread, so it was
important that the public were well-informed about the pandemic and
what they could do. Much concern was expressed at the time about the
media, and indeed the Government, possibly sensationalising what was
Key NHS IT Programmes – UCL report
Publication date: 28 June 2010
UKHIT online - Computers and the Internet
Publication date: 2 March 2010
The latest issue of UK Health Informatics Today (UKHIT no 59, Winter 2009-10) is now available online.
Group membership and staff turnover affect outcomes in group CBT for persistent pain
Publication date: 8 February 2010
In a new paper in the journal Pain (published online, doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.12.011), Amanda Williams (UCL Research Department for Clinical, Education and Health Psychology) and Henry Potts (CHIME) describe how contextual factors can affect patient outcome in the setting of a specialist treatment centre for persistent pain.
Electronic patient records are not a panacea
Publication date: 4 January 2010
Large-scale electronic patient record (EPR) programmes promise much but sometimes deliver little, according to a new study by researchers in CHIME and UCL's Department of Open Learning, that reviewed findings from hundreds of previous studies from all over the world.
Using computerised CBT to prevent mental health problems: a systematic review and a case study of Xanthis
Publication date: 20 November 2009
Amy McKeown has presented her work on using computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) preventatively at two international conferences recently. The work, done in collaboration with Dr Henry Potts, was based on her prize-winning MSc Health Informatics dissertation at CHIME. McKeown is now an honorary researcher in the department.
New Students Begin UCL Postgraduate Programme in Health Informatics
Publication date: 12 October 2009