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

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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

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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...

University of Dundee contributing to €50m programme to develop new antibiotic treatments for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis

Find out more about the University of Dundee's involvement in this project: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/news/2015/dundee-contributing-to-50m-programme-to-develop-new-antibiotic-treatments-for-cystic-fibrosis-and-bronchiectasis-.php ...

New research published in the Lancet on the long term effect of Lithium maintenance therapy on renal function

Read the full article in The Lancet: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00316-8/abstract  ...