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CORMSIS Seminar "The development of healthcare analytics capability at NHS Wales" - Izabela Spernaes (NHS Wales), Joanne Buchanan (NHS Wales), and Daniel Gartner (Cardiff University) Event

24 March 2022
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Event details

Recent research has highlighted the need to invest in the development of healthcare analytics capability. In this talk, we provide insights of a mathematical modelling unit embedded in UK´s National Health Service (NHS) which hosted several PhD-level mathematicians and lecturers since its inception in 2013. We provide not only an overview about an analytics and modelling academy tailored to the needs of the NHS but also show how the collaboration between Cardiff University and NHS Wales generated significant impact in improving the quality of life and reducing costs.

Speaker information

Izabela Spernaes, completed her PhD in operational research in 2013. She then became the lead for the modelling unit in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, a part of the National Health Service (NHS) in Wales. Her role is to raise the awareness of modelling in the NHS. Izabela has been involved in designing and delivering analytical courses and programmes. Joanne Buchanan, a Physiotherapist with an MSc in Systems Thinking, is working with the Modelling Unit to apply clinical and systems thinking insight to their work streams and, in particular, developing a virtual version of the Analytics & Modelling Academy Programme. Daniel Gartner´s involvement with NHS Wales has included developing platforms to solve demand and capacity planning problems and user-friendly tools to optimise services such as the transport of pathology specimens. He splits his time equally between the NHS Wales and Cardiff University, School of Mathematics where he is mentoring and supervising BSc, MSc and PhD students.

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