Ms Amanda O’Neill has over 20 years experience in clinical informatics. After qualifying as a nurse and completing a BA in Geography she worked on a Department of Health project to evaluate Ambulatory Visit Groups (now Healthcare Resource Groups, HRGs) for the NHS. She managed the UKCCCR National Ovarian Register for Ovarian Cancer. Developed and implemented an electronic patient record for the Cambridge Breast Unit to manage the care of their suspected breast cancer patients.
In 2002, she headed a team to design and develop the Joint Clinical Information System (JCIS) for Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the University of Cambridge and the West Anglia Cancer Network. JCIS provided a comprehensive electronic health record for cancer patients across the cancer network, and in 2004 it received the Addenbrooke’s award for outstanding achievement. Since 2005, JCIS has been extended to track all waiting times targets and all cancers at Addenbrooke’s , and as an electronic patient record for rheumatology, paediatric diabetes and palliative care; covering over 4 million activities, 475,000 patients and 15 million test results . It holds a register of 48,000 cancer diagnoses and contributed to over 38 studies or publications between 2010 and 2013.
Amanda has been an advisor to the National Cancer Waiting Times project and the National Translational Cancer Research Network. At Cambridge, she has been programme manager for the Stratified Medicine project, been research and clinical systems lead for the Addenbrooke’s eHospital programme. She is now Head of Clinical Informatics developing the IT infrastructure to give access to clinical data and integrate it with research systems to improve patient care by enabling translational research. She is programme manager at for the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative, and clinical IT lead for Genomics England.
P Britton, S W Duffy, R Sinnatamby, M G Wallis, S Barter, M Gaskarth, A O’Neill, C Caldas, J D Brenton, P Forouhi and G C Wishart, 2009, One-stop diagnostic breast clinics: how often are breast cancers missed?, British Journal of Cancer (2009) 100, 1873–1878. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605082