All posts tagged Open Data

Whose data is it…

Biden Vs Faulkner, whose data is it any way.   Having a common enemy, a common ‘bad guy’ will always help a cause. A figurehead to rally against is one of the best motivators for the creation of a movement. Maybe in the last few weeks the Biden vs Faulkner showdown will be the catalyst Read the full article…

The future is bright and the future of healthcare is data…

In healthcare we have landed on the moon many times with small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind. Data is the next big Neil Armstrong moment for healthcare! In 1853, Florence Nightingale started what we know today as the modern profession of nursing. Interestingly she also helped popularise the graphical presentation of statistical Read the full article…

Open Data for a new Healthcare IT System

To be able to start an evolution is quite an exciting prospect. In my last role (Clinical Research in the NHS) we knew we had to move to an environment where data was considered to be open due to policy, legislation and for the transparency that the industry wanted to achieve. Here in Ireland there Read the full article…

Reacting to the challenges of data analytics in research

Every modern healthcare system professes to use and need data analytics to provide care for patients. The acceptance and use of data and tools to support this is different dependent on geography and culture. Conversations with healthcare providers in Russia, Europe and the US in recent months have enabled a magnifying glass to be applied Read the full article…

Guest Blog – Being an IT project manager is like…

Bryony Walsh is a project manager at the NIHR CRN, she has volunteered her perspective of what it is like to do this role in our organisation and how no day is an average day… My time as a Project manager at the NIHR CRN will always vary enormously depending on our current priorities. There Read the full article…

Expectations and predictions…

I look forward to the list of expectatons and predictions for 2014 coming out in the different press outlets, what books, films and music will we all fall for in 2014. But even more importantly for us as we move to 2014 is to do a little horizon scanning of what ‘elements’ will impact on Read the full article…

Achieving an open organisation through cutting-edge systems.

I have been asked to present at a summit of CIOs (http://www.ciouksummit.com/) later this week on the subject above and therefore thought it would be of use, and hopefully of interest to get some of the ideas down on here. What our organisation needs is the ability to provide interoperable systems, link legacy systems to Read the full article…

Open Data is here so how do we do it securely?

Security and research information is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons, not least the transparency agenda and the desire, quite rightly, to be as open as possible about data relating to the conditions and outcomes of clinical trials. However the information security of research data more generally has always been an Read the full article…

Data Visualisation – a 19th Century Case Study

Did you know that the ‘father’ of Epidemiology also created Data Visualisation as we know it today. As we move towards our own “AppCentre” being live and the creation of more Apps within ODP that allow new and exciting insights to be possible from our data, I wanted to share with you an event that Read the full article…

Everything is BIG, the data and the challenge…

The National Institute for Health Research is charged with improving the health and wealth of the nation through clinical research. That’s no small task, and cutting edge Information Systems are key to achieving it. Not only do we need systems that reinforce the NIHR’s position as the most integrated health research system in the world, Read the full article…