Our vision is to be a global leader in the use of routinely collected data to improve health outcomes for individuals and the population. Our College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham has a strong track record in research and education in health informatics. The Health Informatics team has access to several key healthcare data sources including:
- GP data from The Health Improvement Network data (THIN)
- National Hospital Episode Statistics
- Local detailed hospital data from the Prescribing Information and Communication System (PICS, provided by University Hospital Birmingham)
- Numerous surveillance data through Public Health England.
The Health Informatics Team has recently expanded to include expertise in implementation science, diagnostic test research, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This has created an opportunity to take a whole systems-based approach to using routinely collected data to improve health outcomes.
Find out more about our Health Informatics team