Centre for Translational Informatics launches

A new centre for digital innovation launched yesterday (7 June), with a special day-long programme of talks and workshops.

The Centre for Translational Informatics (CTI) is led by by King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust.

Aimed at facilitating digital innovation in mental health care, the CTI brings together advances in analytics, software development and implementation, pioneered by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). It will drive forward improvements in the way that mental health is treated, and provide agile solutions to the challenges presented by the data revolution in healthcare.

Professor Matthew Hotopf, director of the NIHR Maudsley BRC said: “The digital revolution offers extraordinary potential benefits for patients. CTI harnesses this potential, building on research breakthroughs made at the NIHR Maudsley BRC. We are bringing data scientists, computer scientists and clinicians together under one roof and partnering with some of the most exciting talent in digital innovation.”

The event was attended by a wide range of leading figures from across the fields of mental health, digital industry, and technology. Sessions covered the latest developments in mobile health - including the RADAR-CNS project just underway, which will use wearable technology to improve treatment for MS, epilepsy and depression - and virtual reality.

The critical role of service users in the design, implementation and evaluation of digital health innovations was also a central theme, along with ensuring data security and privacy.

#DIGITALpragmatism - the theme of the event - was trending on twitter in the UK for much of the day and some of the social media activity was captured on Storify.

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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Jun 2016, 11:54 AM

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