Data Saves Lives: The Fight Against COVID-19

Published on 2 February 2021

Emily Jefferson, from the University of Dundee, covers the importance of timely, good quality data for both research and public health.

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Emily describes her group's research and the journey of the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) over the past decade. She describes how the innovative technologies developed by the group are being used to protect patient confidentiality and maintain public trust in the use of health data for research. Such technologies and expertise are now being utilised at scale to support the UK-wide fight against Covid-19 using population-wide health data.

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