Victoria Palin

Health Informatician
The University of Manchester

Victoria is an epidemiologist in training; having recently obtained her PhD (2017), researching pregnancies complicated by diabetes, at The University of Manchester (UoM). She also received her Master’s degree in Maternal and Fetal Health Research (2011) following a B.Sc. in Human Medical Sciences (2010). Currently, Victoria works as part of UoM’s Connected Health Cities (CHC), deciphering the challenges we face with antibiotic resistance. Here Vicki utilises routinely collected patient data, to analyse and feedback actionable information to clinicians and patients to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in the UK.

Presentation Theme

A learning health care system; using primary care data to improve local health services and patient care.

In Greater Manchester we have developed learning healthcare systems that analysed routinely collected data to provide digital insight to the health care profession on how to improve the quality of care their patients receive. These clinical decision support systems (SMASH, PINGR & BRIT) provide information on both safety and quality indicators through a series of alerts and reminders presented in an interactive dashboard. Improving point of care, whilst generating actionable reports to measure the effectiveness a change in practice.

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