Electronic records from primary and secondary care to understand ethnic minority mental health inequalities - possibilities and pitfalls
|Starts:||13:00 13 Dec 2016|
|Ends:||14:00 13 Dec 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Jayati Das-Munshi|
Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series.
We are in an era of 'big' data; data characterised by the four V's of 'volume', 'velocity', 'variety' and 'veracity'. Electronic medical records are increasingly being used across mental health Trusts across the UK and have been in use in UK primary care for many years and may present an example of data which meets some of these criteria. As such, they present a unique opportunity to potentially understand mental health outcomes in populations which are typically hard to reach. However, despite the potential of this, there are many challenges to utilising and applying this data in an understanding of mental health inequalities.
Jayati leads a mixed methods project which focuses on physical health inequalities in people with severe mental illnesses with an emphasis on ethnic inequalities. The study will utilise information from more than 1.0 million electronic health records from UK primary and secondary healthcare covering an ethnically diverse region in South and East London. The study will also involve qualitative methodologies (focus groups and interviews) conducted in collaboration with service user researchers. Initial findings from the study have focused on variations in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in severe mental illness by ethnicity and ethnic minority differences in mortality outcomes in people with severe mental illnesses. In the next year, there are plans to utilise Natural Language Processing (NLP) to derive an individual-level measure for socioeconomic position in health records as well as recruit participants for qualitative studies utilising information in electronic mental health records to inform sampling.
Her talk will focus on initial findings from this study and in particular the potential as well as methodological challenges in trying to use such data to understand health inequalities
Dr Jayati Das-Munshi
Organisation: King's College London
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Humanities Bridgeford Street