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Durham University

Computer Science

Health Informatics

Current interest in health informatics is centred upon the use of a service-based broker to gather information. The IBHIS project (Integration Broker for Heterogeneous Information Sources), involving collaboration between the Universities of Durham, Keele and Manchester demonstrated how software service architectures (another major research interest) can be employed to enable access to information held and owned by autonomous, independent agencies in the healthcare domain. Current research is centred upon providing information about patients with blackouts to ambulance control, with the aim of improving the effective use of ambulance and crew, as well as a better experience for the patient.

Professor David Budgen, BSc PhD CEng

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41724
Room number: E367
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41724

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Dr Boguslaw Obara, MSc PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42431
Room number: E290