Healthcare data mapping exercise reveals complexity of NHS data

28/09/2023 | Imperial College London

A recent study published in The Lancet Digital Health has revealed that a comprehensive mapping and evaluation of electronic data flows in the NHS has uncovered a complex landscape with tens of thousands of data transactions. This mapping has identified how data is shared between healthcare providers and users and highlighted shortfalls in transparency, best practices for safe data access and lack of value return to the NHS. The study, led by researchers from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, provides recommendations to support data infrastructure transformation. The study's lead author, Dr. Joe Zhang, stated that this is the first comprehensive mapping of all electronic data flows, infrastructure and real-world data assets across any national healthcare system. The information provided by this study is key for guiding investment into new data infrastructure and for designing specific policy objectives.

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Medical records, NHS healthcare data, patient record

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