Identifying At-risk Patients from Clinical Data

Date:
Thursday 18 February 2016

Time:
6.00pm

Venue:
Room BK0.20, Ground Floor, Buckingham Building, University of Portsmouth, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 3HE
Map and directions

Cost:
Free of Charge for both BCS Members and Non-Members

Joint meeting with BCS Hampshire Branch and University of Portsmouth

Speaker: Dr Jim Briggs, Director of Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics (CHMI) at the University of Portsmouth

Event Details:

Recent cases such as the Mid-Staffordshire enquiry have highlighted the importance of mechanisms to support the delivery of safe care to patients in hospitals. Part of this is to spot patients whose condition is deteriorating while it is still early enough to prevent an adverse outcome such as cardiac arrest or death. This talk will describe our risk models (one based on blood tests; one on vital signs) and how the vital signs one has been incorporated into routine hospital practice in the UK.

Jim Briggs is the Director of Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics (CHMI) at the University of Portsmouth. He has been researching for 30 years, the last 15 of which have been in health informatics. His expertise encompasses software development (particularly of web-based systems) and eHealth. He has been principal investigator on approximately 25 externally funded research and development projects. He holds BA and DPhil degrees in Computer Science from the University of York and is MBCS CEng CITP FHEA and a member of UKCHIP.

In his spare time he is an international American football referee.