A successful year for Connected Health Cities in the North West Coast

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Posted on the 21st December 2018

It’s been a busy and productive year for the Connected Health Cities programme in the North West Coast which has made some great progress in uniting local health data and using it to improve healthcare.

The icing on the cake was CHC winning the BioNoW award for Best Healthcare Project of the year, awarded by TrusTech. Other highlights of 2018 include:

  • Aimes secure data centre in Liverpool have built several Trusted Research Environments.
  • 18 students have completed Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Evidence-Based Health and Care Service Development) course, which was delivered by the University’s Centre for Training and Development, (CETAD), in partnership with CHC.
  • The team have organised several CHC events to promote our work, as well as exhibiting and speaking a number of prestigious conferences throughout the region, including Expo 18.
  • A survey of Business Intelligence (BI) teams has been completed by Lancaster University.
  • PhD students, clinicians and academics working on CHC NWC have produced a number of papers.
  • CHC NWC was successful in winning an Innovate UK bid which along with Aimes and Merseycare to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in the region.
  • A successful interface has been developed by clinical teams across the North West Coast to support the development of the alcohol, COPD and seizure pathways.
  • A prototype consent app for patients to record their Health Information Sharing Preferences has been designed.
  • Alcohol Services have been mapped and interviews with patients and staff in these services have been conducted in order to learn more about the patient pathway and how it can be improved.

Dr Julia Reynolds, Associate Director for Connected Health Cities, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for all their hard work throughout the year.

“We’ve had some fantastic achievements and we have all worked together as a team to make these things happen. We will have many developments into 2019 to keep us busy.

“I’d like to wish you all the best for the festive season and we look forward to working with you in the New Year, to focus on realising the benefits of the programme and to support its sustainability into 2019 and onwards.”

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