Day: 17 August 2017

DNAdigest interviews Dipak Kalra from the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

Dipak Kalra will be speaking at the BioData World Congress in Hinxton 2-3 November 2017. Could you please introduce yourself and tell us about your main roles and activities? My name is Dipak Kalra and I am the President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD). I am also a Professor of Health Informatics at University College London, and  affiliated with University of Gent. After an early career in general practice, 25 years ago I moved into health informatics focusing on electronic health records. Over that time I have worked on the clinical, ethical and legal requirements for electronic health records and on the development of international interoperability standards. Over the past decade I have also been involved in research on the reuse of electronic health records for clinical research, working alongside large pharma companies. I am particularly interested in how we can encourage the better use of standards, promoting good data quality and data sharing, and enabling the trustworthy uses of health data to improve quality of care and to accelerate research. What are you going to talk about at the BioData World congress in November? The focus of my talk in November is information governance: how we can best protect […]

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