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Stratified medicine in diabetes - the Scotland experience CANCELLED
Speaker: Andrew Morris

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  • Monday 24 June 2013, 7.30PM
  • Free admission
    Booking required, see below for tickets
  • Berrick Saul Building, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

This event is now cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment. 

Healthcare is arguably the last major industry to be transformed by the information age.  Deployments of information technology have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the potential influence of information and computer science on the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. In this talk, the opportunities provided by computer science and "big data" to transform health care delivery models will be discussed. Examples will be given from nationwide research and development programmes that integrate electronic patient records with biologic and health system data. Two themes will be explored; specifically:

  • How the size of the Scotland (5 million residents), allied to a relatively stable population and unified health care structures facilitate the application of health informatics to support nationwide quality-assured provision of diabetes care.
  • How population-based datasets and disease registries can be integrated with biologic information to facilitate epidemiology; drug safety studies; enhanced efficiency of clinical trials through automated follow-up of clinical events and treatment response; and, the conduct of large-scale genetic, pharmacogenetic and family-based studies essential for stratified diabetes medicine.

Speaker biography

Andrew Morris is Professor of Medicine and Dean of Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland. He is Director of the Scottish eHealth Informatics Research Centre funded by the MRC and nine other funders and Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Department.

This event is now cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment. 


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