Health Informatics


Farr Conference 2015 ➜

Alison Bell, Lead Data Scientist
This was my fourth time at the Farr Conference (previously the SHIP conference). I look forward to it as it’s always packed …



Beauty in Simplicity – Visualising Large-scale Genomic Data ➜

If you’ve spent any time looking into the visualisation of large-scale genomic data then you’ve probably encountered Circos, a visualisation tool developed for displaying and …



Using Data to Improve Diabetes Care ➜

Summary
Large population data analysis provides useful clinical feedback to healthcare providers and national organisations, which aids the wider communication and understanding about changing healthcare demographics. …



The Use of Run Charts in Health Informatics ➜

What is a run chart?
Run charts are used in analytics to identify and display trends in data over time. Plotting a run chart can determine …



Application Development Roadmap (& Journey) ➜

As Head of Engineering  and app development lead at Aridhia Informatics, I’m always interested in learning from the community and promoting great content when I …



WELC Data Challenge Day ➜

On 9th September 2014, something very exciting happened in healthcare. AnalytiXagility hosted one of the largest NHS data exploration events to date at the WELC …



Risk Stratification and Hospital Readmission Rates ➜

Summary
Hospital readmission rates are often used as a proxy measure of how effectively healthcare is being delivered within a population. Targeting interventions at individuals at …



A Day in the Life of a Collaborative Data Science platform ➜

I’ve been working with diverse data sets for the last four months using Aridhia’s collaborative data science platform, AnalytiXagility.
This week the platform took centre stage …



Genomics and the NHS Clinic ➜

In 2012, the Human Genomics Strategy Group had already highlighted the need to develop a workforce skilled in genomics in the NHS, the changing R&D …



Academic Health Science Networks and Wealth Creation, a New Concept ➜

When it was announced earlier this year that NHS England was creating a network of 15 new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to act as …



Where Treatments Meet Genetics: Making Stratified Medicine a Reality in Scotland ➜

Earlier this week, we announced our part in the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC), along with the healthcare and clinical research community in Scotland, …



Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012: Improved management of chronic disease should be a priority for the NHS ➜

Hospitals are under pressure as increasing numbers of elderly people, a report by experts suggest.
Dr Foster’s Hospital Guide 2012, launched last week, is the latest …



The NHS Mandate is a big step forward for technological innovation and collaboration in the UK. ➜

When health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the NHS mandate – the first ever ‘contract’ between the government and the NHS Commissioning Board – last week, …