It’s been just over nine months since we launched the Centre for Translational Informatics (CTI), a partnership between South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, which aims to improve healthcare through advances in digital technologies and accelerate their delivery to patients. Already researchers, patients, and clinicians are benefiting from the opportunities we offer to speed up the development of digital health innovations. The CTI’s first set of digital solutions, including CogStack and Agents in Records, are a testament to the goals we set ourselves to make research available faster and to improve ease of use for patients.
Since June 2016, we’ve been working with 29 commercial partners and 21 academic collaborations in the UK and USA. This work has confirmed that there is huge demand and potential for digital technology to empower and engage people in managing their own health as well as improving the safety and quality of care.
During the past few months, we’ve been hard at work designing the new CTI website. Here you will find information about who we are, what makes us unique, and some of our latest projects. We’ll update the site regularly with news, blogs, and new projects, so do come back regularly to find out about our work.
All in all, it’s been a hugely positive start. We intend to continue our success this year with the launch of the interactive website Healthlocker that supports patient-powered health. There will also be some exciting new collaborations with the digital health industry and more patient engagement workshops in 2017.
We hope you find our new website useful and informative. For any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact us.
Matthew Hotopf is Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry at King’s College London, Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and a Non-Executive Director at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.