Improving kidney patient care and outcomes through health informatics research
Kidney Disease@Farr brings a multidisciplinary group of researchers with interests in health informatics and kidney disease from across the four Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research Centres together with the UK and Scottish Renal Registries, Patient View and the UK Renal Data Collaboration to:
Kidney disease is a substantial public health problem, with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affecting approximately 10% population, and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) up to 7% of hospital admissions. Internationally and in the UK, there has been substantial focus on raising awareness, facilitating early diagnosis and developing clinical practice guidelines. The UK Renal Registries’ provide longstanding exemplars for high quality data collection for people with severe kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy. Data linkage provides a growing opportunity to improve our understanding of kidney disease and care across the spectrum of kidney disease.
Across the UK, researchers in the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research Centres have been developing novel data linkages to support kidney disease research. Linkages include examples from laboratory, primary care, hospital episode, prescribing, clinical cohorts and registries. The Farr Institute has already enabled cross centre working, for example, Wellcome Funded Clinical Research Fellows in Farr Institute, London and Farr Institute, Scotland are working together on Acute Kidney Injury.
Kidney Disease@Farr is a new initiative that aims support the development and sharing of research ideas, foster collaborations and utilise the Farr Infrastructure to improve kidney patient care and outcomes through collaborative health informatics research.
For more information, or to express your interest in collaborating contact:
Jennifer Johnston, email@example.com
|Farr Institute @ CIPHER:||Dr James Chess, Prof Ronan Lyons, Dr DJ Fraser|
|Farr Institute @ HeRC:||Dr Sabine van der Veer, Prof Tjeerd van Staa|
|Farr Institute @ Scotland:||Prof Corri Black, Dr Angharad Marks|
|Farr Institute @ London:||Prof Liam Smeeth, Dr Laurie Tomlinson|
|National CKD audit:||Dr Dorothea Nitsch|
|UK Renal Registry:||Dr Fergus Caskey|
|Scottish Renal Registry:||Dr Wendy Metcalfe|
|Patient View:||Dr Neil Turner|
|UK Renal Data Collaboration:||Dr Keith Simpson|