The Mental Health Research Group Seminar: Using electronic records for paediatric and adult mental health research – experiences from the Maudsley
|An Exeter Medical School seminar|
|Date||8 September 2015|
|Time||13:00 to 14:00|
Speakers: Professor Robert Stewart and Dr Johnny Downs, Kings College London
The large volumes of information held in electronic health records offer potentially transformative opportunities for research, clinical audit and service development; however, there are formidable challenges in data governance, and in the data structure – particularly where information is in narrative rather than structured format.
The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) resource, developed at the South London and Maudsley Trust, has addressed these issues, providing a platform where de-identified information is rendered available for researchers and clinicians within a patient-led governance framework, and supplemented by natural language processing applications to extract structured information from text fields.