Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research Seminar – Dr Lina Massou - University of Cambridge - Better health is not only a science problem. It's an information problem too
|Dates:||24 November 2020|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Lina Massou|
At this seminar, our external speaker Dr Lina Massou, a researcher at Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge, will present a talk titled “Better health is not only a science problem. It's an information problem too”.
We collect health-related data across different parts of healthcare and we combine them with linkages from diverse sources. The unprecedented amount of health data allows targeted and stratified analyses, captures minorities and can be used to answer various questions. But it is not only the plethora of question that can addressed taking benefit of the data flood. We can also investigate the quality, consistency and usefulness of our records.
In this talk, I will give an overview of the projects I have worked on over the last 3 years in the Cambridge Research Methods Hub. I will talk briefly about the range of data (including CPRD, UK Biobank, NATSAL and GPPS) that have been or are being used under the umbrella of human's, and not patient's, response to disease. What is it like to be a stroke survivor each day and what are the needs of these patients? Could we improve their daily life and their health outcomes? What are people's experience of primary care? What happens in and between the clinic visits? How well we capture information from sexual minorities and is there consistency between databases? What questions regarding sexual minorities we can answer using each database?
In order to improve healthcare services and health outcomes, in addition to medicine, we need more and better data. We need to assess the coverage and consistency of our data, and to consider patients as a whole; taking into account their specific needs, experiences and outcomes.
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Dr Lina Massou
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge
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