EMIS Health Live: How research has responded to COVID-19

20 Jul 2020 17.00 - 18.00

The scientific and research community has worked at unprecedented speed since reports of a new pneumonia-like illness first came out of China. New tools, new models and an increased openness to sharing data in the face of a public health emergency have all aided this.

EMIS Health Live: The New Normal


Researchers at the University of Oxford are at the forefront of global efforts to understand the coronavirus and in this session we’ll be talking to some of the university’s leading researchers about their work, how they’ve been working with data collected by EMIS Health systems, and how they plan to use some of our new EMIS-X Analytics tools to help them develop a deeper understanding of the pandemic.

As well as discussing the team’s exciting work, we’ll also be exploring the important role of data in global health, the future of health research, and how healthcare providers can help.


Alex Eavis, CEO of Dovetail Lab and Director of EMIS-X Analytics

As director of our insights and analytics business, Alex is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of new data-driven technologies that deliver a triple bottom line return – better patient outcomes, a more efficient healthcare service, and improved experience of delivering care for clinicians.

Richard Hobbs, MA, FRCGP, FRCP, FRCPE, FESC, FMedSci, CBE

Richard Hobbs is Nuffield Professor of Primary Care and Head of Department at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. He is one of the world’s most referenced academic leaders in primary care, and has developed at Oxford one of the largest and most highly ranked centres for academic primary care globally. He has also made major contributions to growing primary care academic capacity, in terms of people development and research networks.

Professor Simon de Lusignan, Director of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC)

Senior academic GP and Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Research interests are in clinical informatics/digital health. These interests include disease surveillance, quality improvement (QI), measuring health outcomes from routine data, incorporating technology into clinical workflow, and new technology enabled roles in health care.

Richard Jarvis, Chief Analytics Officer, EMIS Health

Richard Jarvis is Big Data and Analytics expert with a background in high-speed and secure data processing. Having worked in a number of industry verticals including Security, Telecoms, Policing and Manufacturing, Richard is now working to bring the best in class data science techniques to the Healthcare domain. Richard holds a number of data processing patents and has contributed to leading open source projects.

Who should attend

  • CIOs
  • CSUs
  • Researchers and academics 
  • Data and business analysts
  • Those working in population health

What you'll learn

  • How health data is driving COVID-19 research
  • The importance and impact of data quality and coding
  • How COVID-19 has changed the research model
  • Data sharing and analytics approaches
  • How you can you help research teams in the fight against COVID-19

How to join

Bookings for this session have now closed.

You can still join us by clicking here at 5 pm on the 20th July.