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Transforming Data into Actionable Intelligence: Health and Social Care
Fri 5 May 2017, 10:15 – 13:45 BST
The Urban Big Data Centre and SASNet are hosting a free training course at the University of Glasgow on Friday 5th May that will be delivered by NHS Scotland's Information Services Division (ISD).
This short course will explain and showcase the ISD's innovative ways of utilising data and information to support operational and strategic areas and to empower and increase health and well-being for the people across Scotland. Throughout the course you will learn how ISD are linking data and information from a variety of sources both locally and nationally to support the improvement of health and well-being.
There are no specific pre-requisites for attending. The course is likely to be most relevant to people working in academic, public and third sector organisations with an interest in public health, health data, health informatics and data linkage.
***Please note: Registration is requested for catering purposes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact: Keith Maynard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session timings are still to be finalised but the course will follow this approximate schedule:
10:15am - 10:30am Arrival with Tea/coffee provided
10:30am - 10:35am Introduction
10:35am - 11:30am Session 1
11:30am - 11:50am Comfort break
11:50am - 12:50pm Session 2
12:50pm - 1:45pm Buffet lunch provided over networking
Course contents and learning outcomes:
- What is the role Information Services Division (ISD) and what we are doing around health and social care (from a data prospective)
- How ISD are working and co-producing with stakeholders
- How ISD are turning data and information into "actionable intelligence"
- How ISD are then using this data and providing access to it (detail around open data along with some of our innovative visualisations/technology)
- How this will improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland, now and in the future.
About the ISD:
Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world. Few other countries have information which combines high quality data, consistency, national coverage and the ability to link data to allow patient based analysis and follow up. The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.
Training will be instructed by three guest speakers from the ISD:
Manira Ahmad, Head of Local Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland
Philip Johnston, Service Manager, NHS National Services Scotland
Richmond Davies, Service Manager, NHS National Services Scotland