The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, London is a collaboration between the Higher Education Institutions of UCL, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary University of London, the National Health Service organisations in UCLPartners and Public Health England. The Director is Professor Harry Hemingway (UCL) and the Deputy Director Professor Liam Smeeth (LSHTM) with 33 co-investigators from across the partners.
The Institute brings together researchers, clinicians and those with an interest in e-health records research in an environment to foster collaborations and to establish a centre of excellence in innovative health informatics research to maximise translational impact from discovery through trials to clinical practice, service delivery, patient outcomes and public health.
Our aim is to establish research programmes spanning the translational cycle, exploiting our nationally leading informatics strengths in areas of major clinical and public health importance.
- Develop innovative methodological approaches to the health informatics data cycle, central to high-quality patient care and translational research particularly where we can scale innovation and add value to the wider UK Centre Network.
- Drive a step change in capacity development, through strategic development across partner organisations of training and career opportunities for clinicians, those in technical and enabling roles, and the wide range of academic disciplines relevant to health informatics research.
- Promote a new culture of engagement between the public, patients, clinicians and researchers based on joint development of consent models and electronic health record research to improve patient care and public health.