Five research projects have been selected by the Health Foundation as part of its £2.1m open call for original research ideas on informatics in health care improvment. Insight 2014 aims to identify how new technologies and data can best be used in practice to increase the safety, efficiency and overall quality of health and care services in the UK.

Data integration for hospital unit quality monitoring and improvement – King’s College London

This research project will develop and test a statistical model of organisational performance at unit level in a hospital. The research aims to address the lack of integration of datasets in hospitals, and the consequent lack of ability to analyse patterns of variability or understand the reasons for quality problems.

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