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Informatics is one of three cross-cutting themes that support the four core Oxford AHSN programmes: Best Care, Clinical Innovation Adoption, Research & Development and Strategic and Industry Partnerships. (The other two cross-cutting themes are Patient Safety and Patient & Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience.)

Informatics is all about data: there’s a lot of it out there and we need to get better at using it. If we analyse and interpret data intelligently clinicians will be better able to make informed decisions leading to improved patient care.

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network covers a population of over three million people. Our NHS partner organisations have thousands of patient contacts every day.

These large numbers are extremely valuable, giving us unprecedented opportunities to reduce unwarranted variation and improve clinical outcomes – provided we have robust systems and processes in place, identify the right key data metrics and harness technological innovation.

That’s why the Informatics theme underpins everything the Oxford AHSN does – as explained by Mike Denis, our Director of Information Strategy, in the video below.

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