Imperial College London continues its partnership with EIT Digital and Health iQ to launch a certified course on ‘Data Science Essentials with Real World Data’.
Real world data (RWD) is of growing value to researchers precisely because it is increasingly used to inform decision-making in healthcare. It can be used for numerous purposes such as measuring healthcare related resource-use and the burden of disease, evaluating prescribing, describing current treatment patterns for a patient group for baseline information patterns or clinical outcomes of a new medicine.
Hassan Chaudhury, Chief Commercial Officer at Health iQ is one of the instructors having led the work to design the course. This course is unique in combining academic, healthcare and industry expertise in real world data and follows on from data science and eHealth courses Health iQ helped to develop over the last two years. There is a dearth of validated courses that fuse data science content with real world data which this course will seek to address.
Commenting on this Jilani Gulam, Chief Executive at Health iQ, said:
“There is incredible potential in advanced healthcare analytics. Put that together with real world data and we have the potential not just to describe what is happening right now but to predict it and even to prevent it. It offers us the opportunity to transform healthcare, reduce unwarranted variation and ensure sustainability’.
The blended learning course will be run by the Global eHealth Unit (GEHU) at Imperial. It will have online elements as well as face-to-face lectures in London and will go live later in 2017. More information can be found on the GEHU website [https://gehu.training/].
Notes to editors
Health iQ is a privately-owned company based in London specializing in insight into real world healthcare data based on an outstanding heritage of working in the NHS. It now works with more than half of the top 100 global Life Science firms.