Musicians make harmonies with patient health data research

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Posted on the 13th September 2019

If you could hear your health data, what would it sound like?

Come and hear how health data is used in harmony with research, from making sure that stroke patients are identified and treated as quickly as possible to improving care for children with asthma, at a free live performance of #MusicSaysDataSavesLives.

Health data research group Connected Health Cities (CHC) and composers from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) are working together to translate five key projects into contemporary musical pieces which will be performed at Manchester Museum on September 19.

CHC has been conducting research across the North of England, using health data to improve the lives of patients and increase our understanding of disease.

Now, CHC is bringing its research out of the lab and onto the main stage by collaborating with composers from RNCM Centre for Practice and Research in Science and Music (PRiSM) and telling how data is saving lives through music.

This is part of CHC’s wider commitment to engage the public in the discussion on the use of health data in health and social care research and NHS service improvement with their successful public campaign #DataSavesLives.

Composers have been working with each of the four Connected Health Cities in North East and North Cumbria, North West Coast, Greater Manchester and Connected Yorkshire to create short musical pieces inspired by research projects which are using patient data to address the health priorities in those regions.

The pieces will be performed by musicians and will be interspersed with short conversations between each composer and a researcher from the project that inspired them.

So don’t miss this exciting and groundbreaking performance. #MusicSaysDataSavesLives takes place at Manchester Museum on Thursday, September 19. Doors open from 6pm. The performance takes place from 7pm to 9pm.

Tickets are free. Register here

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