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:
Why test study: a UK-wide audit using the Primary Care Academic CollaboraTive to explore the reasons for primary care testing
Regression discontinuity analysis for pharmacovigilance: statin example reflected trial findings showing little evidence of harm
Impact of pausing elective hip and knee replacement surgery during winter 2017 on subsequent service provision at a major NHS Trust: a descriptive observational study using interrupted time series
Implementing Germ Defence digital behaviour change intervention via all primary care practices in England to reduce respiratory infections during the COVID-19 pandemic: an efficient cluster randomised controlled trial using the OpenSAFELY platform
Long-term impact of the expansion of a hospital liaison psychiatry service on patient care and costs following emergency department attendances for self-harm