Friday, 28 December 2012

What you can do with Clinical Data - the Gospel according to Tim Kelsey

STS Survival Calculator
This calculator is found on the website of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, one of the 2 big professional Cardiothoracic Societies in the USA. With a few clinical variables, you can calculate the survival potential of any individual patient. It demonstrates the incredible things you can do with comprehensive clinical data. Tim Kelsey is the first National Director for Patients and Information in the National Health Service and sits on the NHS Commissioning Board. He is championing the comprehensive use of digital clinical data for the benefit of patients. 
In this video he talks about the liquidity (great term) of data and why and how the use of clinical data, which is already there in the ether/cloud will shape how the new NHS will develop. 

Tim Kelsey: A patient-centred NHS from Nuffield Trust on Vimeo.