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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.

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...

CHIME News

Publication: Who edits Wikipedia on health, and what motivates them to do it?

Dec 03, 2014 09:30AM

Wikipedia has become one of the most accessed online sources of health information, with over 25,000 articles pertaining to health in English alone. Wikipedia’s health content is used by the public, but also by medical students, physicians and other health care professionals - around 5 billion page views in 2013. But if Wikipedia is the encyclopaedia that anyone can edit, who is actually creating this material, and why?

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CHIME Hosts Kazakh Government Delegation

Dec 02, 2014 19:48PM

Friday November 27 th saw CHIME host a delegation from the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on day five of a six-day fact-finding mission.

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Publication: The design of a survey questionnaire to measure perceptions and behaviour during an influenza pandemic: the Flu TElephone Survey Template (FluTEST)

Nov 12, 2014 14:45PM

This study, published in November 2014 by the NHS National Institute for Health Research , ( Rubin GJ, Bakhshi S, Amlôt R, Fear N, Potts HWW, Michie S (2014). The design of a survey questionnaire to measure perceptions and behaviour during an influenza pandemic: The Flu TElephone Survey Template (FluTEST). Health Services & Delivery Research, 2(41). ), set out to improve the design of surveys in preparation for a future pandemic.

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NHS Health Informatics Trainees Conference and Networking Event

Nov 11, 2014 19:02PM

A group of students from the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme , whose professional training includes studying health informatics at UCL , has organised a conference and networking event to raise awareness and help develop the future of health informatics.

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