Health informatics is about using information technologies to improve health, from big data to designing software used by clinicians, or apps used by patients. The vision of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics is to conduct high quality research that leverages health informatics approaches at local, national and international levels.
We are developing cutting edge programmes of research in the areas of Discovery Science, Precision Medicine, Learning Health Systems, Public Health and Citizen Driven Health. These programmes of research are underpinned by: excellent secure data infrastructure; adding value to key linked data resources to make data research-ready; development of multidisciplinary methodological expertise; engagement with patients, the public and health services; strong local, national and international academic partnerships and excellent multidisciplinary training programmes.
The Institute aims to improve working conditions and create a working environment that supports all staff equally. Our action plan addresses priorities and initiatives for the next three years (up to 2018) across five key priority areas: support for students; support for staff at key career transition points; recruitment, promotion and retention of female staff and students; career breaks, workload and flexible working; and culture, communication and departmental organisation.
Find out more about what staff and students think about working and studying at the Institute in relation to culture, attitudes and support here ...
Save the date: 6 December 2017: UCL Graduate Open Day
Three MRC-funded UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fellowships awarded at IHI, as part of the new HDR-UK Institute
Dr Ruth Blackburn. During the three-year fellowship Ruth will examine the distribution and dispersion of health behaviours in social groups, at scale, using a range of electronic health records and education data. Self-harm behaviours associated with high-volume healthcare usage (intentional self-injury, substance misuse and violence) in secondary schools will be used as an exemplar. Several phases of work are planned, early phases focus on using data science methods to refine clinical phenotypes, and using characterise health trajectories in relation to environmental factors (describing the “exposome”). Later phases will explore the potential for linked data to be used as a platform for enhancing the efficiency of randomised controlled trials of individually or cluster-randomised (at school or hospital-level) interventions.
Published: Feb 20, 2018 8:39:23 PM
A collaborative partnership of five London Universities, UCL, Imperial College London, King's College London, Queen Mary University of London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has been chosen as a foundation partner of the new national institute Health Data Research UK.
Published: Feb 7, 2018 11:00:31 AM
We are developing coordinated interdisciplinary programmes of research using Electronic Health Records across the areas of Discovery Science, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Learning Health Systems and Citizen Driven Health. Find out more...
The Institute works across clinical disease areas, including: cardiovascular disease, infection, cancer, mental health, ENT and neurodegeneration. Find out more...
We offer a range of flexible taught and research postgraduate study programmes which combine theory with practice. Further details of our courses can be found here.
The Institute brings together a diverse and skilled workforce, working together to improve the health of the population. Find staff and students in the Institute here.
We aim to use big data and health informatics approaches to improve health at local, national and international levels, see our publications here.
The CALIBER research platform consists of highly trained staff, data resources and tools, specialised infrastructure, and training and support. Find out more about the Data lab and the CALIBER resource here.