The Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland @HIC

The Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland is part of the ESRC’s Administrative Data Research Network, which aims to ‘give accredited researchers access to linked, de-identified administrative data in a secure environment’. As part of ADRC-S commitment to service improvement, it is now providing more safe settings, where researchers can access the data, across Scotland. The first of these is based at the Health Informatics Centre, Dundee and is expected to open in April 2017. The centre has expertise in the theory, methods and policy of linking records for secondary uses incl...

Health Informatics Centre @ The Grand Rounds Lecture Ninewells

Charis Marwick, Emma Reynish & Samira Bell

The Health Informatics Centre featured at the Ninewells Hospital Grand Rounds in November. Three NHS researchers from Tayside and Fife, Charis Marwick, Emma Reynish and Samira Bell,  who presented examples of work they have done using routine data from the Health Informatics Centre -- in studies of acute kidney injury, antimicrobial stewardship and infection, and delirium and dementia in older people in the acute medical admissions unit. This talk can be viewed here: http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/events/2016-10-05t084300/health-informatics-centre...

HIC In The News

To view the full article click here. Healthcare revolution "We are seeing the convergence of traditional health records, laboratory test results, imaging and genomics data, all being used to answer more and more complex questions regarding the determinants of health and effectiveness of treatments" says Jonathan Monk, director of IT at the University of Dundee. "When we combine this with advances in analytics, such as natural language processing, we will hopefully start to see changes in the way patients are treated, which should ultimately lead to better outcomes for everyone."   ...

HIC is supporting a major Scottish trial aimed at preventing type-1 diabetes in children

Graphic of study

A major trial is set to start in Scotland aimed at preventing type-1 diabetes in children. Researchers are preparing to contact all 6,400 families in the country affected by the condition. Read the full article on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36083144...

HIC achieve independent Security Certification ISO270001

Group photograph of HIC staff holding the Security Certificate

The University of Dundee's Health Informatics Centre (HIC) has been awarded a sought-after information security certification. The ISO27001:2013 certificate is an internationally recognised ‘gold standard’ in information security. Organisations hoping to achieve the certificate are required to pass an intensive audit of their data management process, hardware, computer systems and security policies. Even after the award is signed off by Certification Europe, further external audits are carried out every six months to ensure standards in data management are maintained and improvem...