Healthcare is rapidly expanding and changing, with ever increasing new medications, procedures and methods of delivering care, and future visions of personalising medicine.
Such innovation and development is essential in providing the best care possible for all members of society.
However, if we are to realise the full potential of medical care that remains affordable to all, we need to develop methods to evaluate new and existing medications, and procedures and pathways in practice. We also need to develop ways to support the human element of healthcare delivery, and the efficiency and capacity for the translation of future health research.
To this extent, Cambridge Clinical Informatics aims to:
- Advance the way in which clinically-related research is conducted, particularly with respect to data collection, collation and analysis, through exemplar projects and the policy, ethics and methods developed to deliver those projects;
- Monitor and evaluate current medical processes in an observational manner to establish evidence for best practice;
- Develop a complete understanding of human-technology and human-human dynamics that shape healthcare delivery and functioning in order to inform policy and interventions;
- Create and evaluate interventions to advance healthcare and support, and move toward both personalised medicine and individualised self-care and personal choice;
- Support research capacity through bringing potential participants and researchers closer together and assessing the value and feasibility of a study before it is implemented; and
- Engage and involve the wider community of public, patients, and carers in the research that we conduct.
An overarching goal within all of these aims is to perform each at the maximum efficiency and lowest cost.