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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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.
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...
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.Read more...
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 .Read more...
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.Read more...
Publication: Primary total knee replacement as an example of predicting length of stay from electronic patient record system data
Apr 23, 2014 15:03PM
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).Read more...