Digital: the new frontier in healthcare

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for improving healthcare could be extraordinary. Interdisciplinary research is key to this. The UCL Festival for Digital Health will connect UCL’s world-class research in computer science, engineering, medicine and health service delivery. Together they can have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Collaborations across engineering and healthcare will make UCL a leading institution for Digital Health research. Join us to discover new technologies, Share achievements, Network with staff, industry and healthcare and Create new collaborations – a new momentum!


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Helen Brewer

Position: Postgraduate Fellow
Affiliation: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Helen is currently undertaking a 3 month postgraduate fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). She is writing a Parliamentary briefing note on Population Health Management and Big Data.

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is an independent office of both Houses of Parliament, providing unbiased evidence based information to MPs and peers. A 4-page briefing document (POSTnote) is currently being drafted on Population Health Management and Big Data. This note will examine the use of medical records and other administrative datasets to inform and improve population health management, and the issues and limitations surrounding use of these datasets.