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University College London

The Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) at the University College London was established in 1995. CHIME has become an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary centre with a common focus on research, education and technological innovation. CHIME has played leading international roles in research on the design, implementation, evaluation and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). A major success of the department has been the openEHR foundation, a non-for-profit company promoting and publishing, the formal specification of requirements for EHR information. CHIME has led the development of one of the world’s cornerstone health informatics standards: for the communication of EHR. This standard has been published as ISO EN 13606 Parts 1-5, between 2008 and 2010. CHIME is partner in an IMI project involving 21 academic partners and 10 pharmaceutical companies. The project will develop a platform and a business model to support the wide scale and sustainable use of EHR from heterogeneous and disparate hospital systems for protocol optimisation and feasibility, clinical trials recruitment, the running of trials and safety monitoring of new products.

At CHIME, research is undertaken in the following areas:

  • Electronic health records and clinical knowledge management
  • Clinical and applied bioinformatics
  • Security and privacy management of health information
  • Education, training and professional development in health informatics
  • Educational resource development
  • Knowledge representation in physiology
  • Quality and governance of health care

 Contribution to the DDMoRe project:

  • Development of ontology standards and specification of interfaces with 3rd party metadata systems.
  • Provide assistance to software developers to implement the framework and to extend the framework with existing and newly developed software.
  • Develop a face-to-face (F2F) course curriculum.



Associated members

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Bernard De Bono
University College London
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Pierre Grenon
University College London