Public lecture - Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science

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Healthcare is arguably the last major industry to be transformed by the information age. Deployments of information technology have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the potential influence of information and computer science on the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

In this talk, Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) will present the vision, objectives and scientific strategy of HDR UK. The opportunities provided by computer science and “big data” to transform health care delivery models will be discussed. Examples will be given from nationwide research and development programmes that integrate electronic patient records with biologic and health system data.

Professor Andrew Morris became the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK in August 2017. He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, having taken up position in August 2014. His research interests span informatics and chronic diseases. He has published over 330 original papers, attracted over £50 million in grant funding and was the principal investigator of several programme grants including the Wellcome Trust United Kingdom Case Control Collection for Type 2 Diabetes, and Generation Scotland, a study of the genetic health in 50,000 Scots. In 2007 he co-founded Aridhia Informatics, which uses high performance computing and analytics in health care.

Join us from the comfort of your own home on Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 19:00 (Europe/London) as Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, gives a webinar lecture titled: 'Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science'.

Participation is free, but you need to register to attend this webinar.

Registration deadline: 11 October 2020

For more information and how to register please follow this link

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