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Large Scale Infrastructure for Health Data Analytics


The opportunities for data analytics to inform the science and practice of health care are growing. For example, in the UK, 65 million citizens have lifelong e-health records that can be used to examine patterns of disease, treatment and outcomes.  Similarly the real-world impact of interventions such as new drugs can be evaluated in these records.  Such approaches need to solve issues around information governance, confidentiality, understanding data and provenance and developing methods for big data.

Samantha Crossfield, research fellow and data analyst at LIDA, presented a poster that describes the large-scale service developed for LIDA to address the opportunities bought by the availability of large-scale e-health records.  The service has been used to support 50 research projects in the UK across a wide range of scientific areas and can be seen as an exemplar for the developing field of health data analytics. The poster was presented at the IEEE International Conference for Health Informatics, 4 – 7 October 2016 in Chicago, USA.

View full abstract and poster.



Samantha Crossfield, Owen Johnson & Tom Fleming