The Health KTN and UK Health Data Analytics Network (UK-HDAN) invite practitioners and industry experts to attend a regional workshop to contribute to a UK health data analytics roadmap for funders and policy-makers.
There is general recognition that health data analytics will play a critical role in transforming health and social care, but relatively poor understanding of the current UK landscape, research priorities and barriers to translation. The UK-HDAN is a newly formed community of health data scientists (current membership 350) working together to map the landscape and inform a national strategy for health data analytics research. They are particularly keen to draw on insights from industry colleagues and other practitioners to ensure that they present a holistic picture – from long-term research to translation into practice – and develop partnerships that will drive innovation and put the UK at the forefront of the field internationally.
UK-HDAN has organised a series of regional workshops across England, including one in Birmingham. Each event will run from 10am to 3pm with a lunch provided and will allow a high degree of participation. The events are aimed at health analytics and informatics businesses, enabling them to review the landscape and mapping created by academic and clinical colleagues which defines the UK situation now and what needs to be done to see the technologies and capabilities developed for patient and citizen benefit in the future. It lacks the industrial perspective at present, so this is an opportunity to enhance the decisions that EPSRC/the research community may make about future projects and R&D investment.