Imperial Clinical Analytics, Research and Evaluation (iCARE)

Imperial Clinical Analytics, Research and Evaluation (iCARE) is a team which sits within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The team supports a number of digital health projects in Imperial, across the Northwest London population and the wider national healthcare system.

The iCARE team brings together expertise across several disciplines, namely clinicians, data scientists, data engineers and data curation experts, researchers, statisticians, data management experts, clinical analysts, informaticians, information governance experts and lay partners.

The team focuses on two primary work streams:

1. It supports programmes of work that use routinely collected clinical information for direct patient benefit, clinical analytics (the use of real-time medical data to generate insights and take decisions) and research.
2. It also creates, tests and evaluates digital interventions (e.g., an alert that fires within the electronic patient record to alert a healthcare professional to a safety risk for a patient) and clinical tools (e.g. decision support tool that provide a clinician with options to help them make the best decision in complex care scenarios) for patient benefit.