“HeRC develops and applies advanced methods to unlock and harness real-world evidence from health data across Northern England. This will create a world-leading multidisciplinary e-research environment for health discovery and innovation across the universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and York.’’
- Advance methodology to harness linked health data for research and innovation.
- Drive programmes of cutting edge research using this methodology to support healthcare, academia, industry and participating citizens.
- Build capacity in the underpinning health informatics scholarship and professional development across Northern England.
HeRC will integrate its aims by creating a virtuous circle between health science and service through informatics scholarship and practice.
The Centre, led by Professor Iain Buchan, will produce new computer-based methods and tools, and apply them to five areas of innovation:
- CoOP: Helping patients to monitor their own health in daily life using mobile technologies such as smartphones, integrated with NHS care.
- MOD: Helping the NHS to examine complex flows of patients in order to spot missed opportunities for earlier or better targeted care.
- SEA-3: Giving researchers more powerful tools for identifying sub-groups of people who have different patterns of health that might illuminate new targets for treatment or prevention.
- DOT: Enabling different research teams to collaborate across different organisations to produce more powerful and timely analyses of anonymised healthcare records.
- FIN: Making clinical trial plans more planned, more efficiently run and more relevant to patients.
Meet Dr Ben Brown a GP and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow A qualified GP, Ben works under the Missed Opportunities Detector (MOD) research theme. Find out more about Ben’s award winning research by watching this short video regarding the development a Web-based application that is designed to improve the quality of care that GP’s are able… Read more
Head of Population Health and Informatics at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Dr Janet Valentine and Programme Manager Dr Mark Pitman called into the Farr Institute’s Manchester office recently to catch up on the progress being made at the Health eResearch Centre (HeRC). Having headed up the nine-strong consortium of funders that led to the… Read more
Using funding from HeRC’s PPI Small Grants Scheme, a team of investigators from HeRC, the Centre for Primary Care and Arthritis UK, delivered a half-day event on 27th November to hear the public’s opinions on how the dynamic consent system could be used in healthcare settings. Dynamic consent allows patients to collaborate with health researchers… Read more