HEALTH FROM DATA?

September 7 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

We’re living longer thanks to public health improvements, and from the day we’re born till the day we die, the NHS holds a wealth of information about our health. From it national patterns can be drawn about our chances of illnesses like cancer, heart disease and dementia, which are more likely to affect us as we age. But it turns out that there are challenges in bringing together NHS data from different sources – so much so that data researchers say that the full potential of the data for healthier living is not being realised.

Join Prof. Cathie Sudlow (Chief Scientist at Health Data Research UK), epidemiologist and electronic health record specialist Mome Mukherjee (University of Edinburgh) as they discuss the impact of our health data and the work being done to improve its benefits.

You can hear more about Prof. Cathie Sudlow and her work in a recording of BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific in discussion with Jim Al-Khalili.

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