Practice Management

New Research Hub INSIGHT Uses “Big Data” for Eye Health

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With a National Health Service (NHS), academic, and industry research partnership, INSIGHT makes anonymous datasets easily accessible. The research hub provides real-world data and services for patient needs, such as clinical trials for drugs and devices. Its data is particularly focused on eye disease and related broader health concerns, such as diabetes and dementia.

INSIGHT’s large-scale data and analytics allow users to discover new insights regarding detection, diagnosis, treatment, and individualized care. It does so by pairing unique datasets to “hubs” of expertise.

Prof Alastair Denniston, Director of INSIGHT, said it is “about using the power of health data and the development of artificial intelligence solutions to tackle blinding diseases and other serious conditions. INSIGHT will be a resource that will accelerate our understanding of disease and enable us to detect disease earlier, personalize care and accelerate the development of new therapies.”

INSIGHT is currently partnered with:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Birmingham
  • Roche
  • Google Health
  • Action Against AMD

You can read more here.

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