Applied health informatics includes the use of big data and analytics, alongside digital platforms, to improve health and care. Ultimately, we aim to enable "learning" health and care systems.
NIHR ARC West provides national leadership on applied health informatics across the ARCs, including convening the cross-ARC Applied Health Informatics Network. The network’s workstreams are:
This work is part of NIHR’s national leadership areas and is linked to our applied data science methodological theme.
At our inaugural cross-ARC meeting in 2019 we agreed that we would focus on:
Regression discontinuity analysis for pharmacovigilance: statin example reflected trial findings showing little evidence of harm
Primary Care implementation of Germ Defence, a digital behaviour change intervention to improve household infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Long-term impact of the expansion of a hospital liaison psychiatry service on patient care and costs following emergency department attendances for self-harm