“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.
3 July 2013 The Minister for Science and Universities, Rt Hon David Willetts, has announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest £20m capital funding in the establishment of a UK health informatics research institute, to be known as the Farr Institute. The Institute will add to an existing investment by charities, Research Councils and… Read more
The Minister for Science and Universities, David Willetts has announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest £20million capital funding to establish a UK health informatics research institute, to be known as the Farr Institute. http://blogs.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/news-hub/2013/07/03/manchester-secures-site-for-national-health-informatics-research-institute/
Speaker: Bedirhan Ustun, Co-ordinator at the World Health Organisation