Data can shape the future of healthcare

Research in Focus | Data

For healthcare professionals and scientists, data is knowledge, which serves as the basis for providing the finest care and treatments to patients. Data here typifies the routinely collected health-related information from patients. In absence of such crucial information, research would be delimited because pioneering new cures or enhancing regular treatments rely heavily on superior-quality data from patients.

With support from the NIHR Imperial BRC, researchers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have secure access to anonymised healthcare data from across the Trust and North West London to help answer some of the key questions relating to the delivery of care.

Watch this enlightening and informative video featuring interviews with Dr Erik Mayer, Clinical Reader in Urology in the Department of Surgery & Cancer, Dr Fu Siong Ng, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the National Heart & Lung Institute, as well as Amrapali Amrapali, a public contributor and part of the NIHR Imperial BRC Data Access Prioritisation Committee, to find out more about how exactly data is captured and subsequently used by the healthcare scientists to better treat patients.

  • Erik Mayer
    Erik Mayer
    Director iCARE & Clinical Reader, Department of Surgery & Cancer
  • Dr Fu Siong Ng
    Dr Fu Siong Ng
    Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology