- June 2013, UCL Strategic Development Fellowship Award
- May 2013, PhD Studentships
- May 2013, MRC award the four UK Health Informatics Research Centres (HiRC-UK) £20m Infrastructure grant
- 1-2 May 2013, National Launch of the Network, Royal College of Physicians, London
- May 2013: ‘Cloud’ to help UCL researchers with blue-sky thinking
- December 2012: First CHAPTER retreat
- August 2012: New Centre announced
- February 2013: Series on prognosis research published in two medical journals will help improve outcomes for patients
- May 2013: UCLPartners get the green light to improve the health care of over six million people
- May 2013: Calls for an Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN)
- March 2013: Announcement: Expressions of interest for Medical Bioinformatics – building capability, capacity and infrastructure
- June 2013: Research: Failure to use linked health records may lead to biased disease estimates ...
- New PhD studentship opportunities
- New linkage research shows fall in child mortality
- New research shows value of linkage
- Over £7m for government data project
- Farr Director interviewed by Nature magazine
New research shows value of linkage
3 October 2013
Another paper published during the summer from the MCH theme reported outcomes after surgery based on national registry data for all children born with a cleft lip or palate, which was linked to hospital episode statistics for the NHS in England. The study showed that 75% of children had isolated anomalies and an average stay of two days in hospital for their cleft repair.
However, 25% of children with syndromic anomalies had comorbidities and experienced much longer hospitalisations by age 7 years. This study by researchers at the LSHTM, shows the efficiency and clinical value of linkage between registry and hospital administrative data.
The full paper is available on: http://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2013/08/22/archdischild-2013-304271.full.pdf+html