Improving health through data analytics – it can be done safely

Using patient data to improve health is a tricky area, but it can be done safely and responsibly, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon for the NHS Confederation.

Fifteen years ago, EMIS Health began a collaboration with the University of Nottingham to explore the potential for clinical data to be used to improve the health of the nation. This not-for-profit academic-industry collaboration has delivered some groundbreaking research and provides useful lessons on how patient data can be used safely to improve care.

Read Dr Shaun O'Hanlon's article for the NHS Confederation, outlining the difference large-scale clinical data research has made on UK healthcare.