Funding available for PhD study into electronic patient records

Posted on 18 June 2015 (Permalink)

Funding for a PhD is available at the University of Birmingham to study the use of electronic patient records to investigate detection and management of chronic disease, with the aim to identify opportunities for improvement.

The aim of the PhD is to identify opportunities for the improved prevention, diagnosis or management of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (stroke or coronary heart disease), diabetes, cancers or falls. The method will be through the analysis of use of a large dataset of anonymised electronic primary care records. This could be through prognostic modelling of the predictors of specific chronic diseases; prognostic modelling to identify patients for more or less intensive intervention; investigation of existing variations in patient care and the characteristics associated with better or poorer prognosis; analysis of patient pathways to care; modelling of the costs associated with different management strategies.

For more information visit the Find a PhD website or contact Prof Tom Marshall on 0121 414 7832. The closing data for applications is Friday 26 June 2015.