REAL-HEALTH programme is a major 3 year programme funded by the Barts Charity following the award in October 2018 of a £2.2 million grant.
REAL-HEALTH builds on the success of the nationally leading population health improvement work of the Queen Mary University of London based Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) supporting digital improvement in 250 GP practices and 2 million patients in Tower Hamlets, Newham, City and Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The REAL-HEALTH programme is developing three projects to demonstrate the scientific and service applications of big data and health data science applied to important clinical and public health issues relevant to equitable health services delivery in ethnically and socially diverse populations in East London. The REAL-HEALTH projects, each targetting a key area of publich health, are:
- REAL-HEALTH CHILD HEALTH (Childhood obesity and congenital disorders)
- REAL-HEALTH RESPIRATORY (Asthma)
- REAL-HEALTH CARDIOVASCULAR (Triple aim of blood pressure control, high intensity statin use and bleeding reduction)
It also builds on the new Discovery programme, funded by the local CCGs and Endeavour Health charity, currently developing real-time patient level integration of all GP and hospital electronic health records in four CCGs (Tower Hamlets, Newham, City and Hackney, Waltham Forest). REAL-HEALTH will support the development of clinical, business and research intelligence for which the new Discovery Data Service will provide the underlying linked data.
For details regarding the specific of each branch of the REAL-HEALTH initiative, please click the relavant link on the left.
Part of the REAL-HEALTH initiative's is the production of educational resources and software tools to assist healthcare practitioners such as:
- Guidelines, GP Infosheets and ancillary educational material which can be accessed via the "Educational Resources" link in the menu on the left.
- Software tools, including the Active Practice Link (APL) tools, which can be accessed via the "Software Tools" link in the menu on the left.
PI: Dr. John Robson. Collaborators: Dr. Chris Carvalho, Dr. Jim Cole, Prof. Carol Dezateux, Dr. Anna Di Simoni, Ms. Isabel Dostal, Prof. Chris Griffiths, Dr. Sally Hull, Dr. Stuart Rison, Prof. Adam Timmis