The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick (WARWICK) is one of the UK's leading research led universities, ranking 7th overall in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise, where 87% of its research was classed a world leading or internationally excellent. Warwick is also a member of the Russell Group of universities, committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector for its 28,714 students. Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is an academic department at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology. The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) was established in 2010 and aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the use of innovative digital technologies. IDH is also part of the UK’s Health Data Research Initiative. Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis, who is the lead WARWICK investigator for CAREPATH, is currently the Associate Director for the HDR UK’s Midlands Site.

Project Role

WARWICK leads WP3 “Foundations of the Clinical Decision Support Services for the management of multimorbid elderly patients with dementia”, Task 3.1 (Patient-oriented Computer Interpretable Clinical guideline modelling), Task 3.5 (Safety Assessment of the CDSM Suite), Task 4.2 (Interoperability Framework), Task 4.8 (Integration and deployment and maintenance) and Task 8.3 (Dissemination and communication management). WARWICK is involved in most work tasks in the project.

Related Expertise

IDH have relevant expertise and long-standing international research track record in the areas of clinical information systems for decision support, electronic healthcare records, biomedical terminology/vocabulary services and interoperability, biomedical ontologies, communication technologies in healthcare and e-trials applications, technology enhanced evidence-based medicine applications. IDH researchers have been involved in UK (BSI) and EU (CEN) standardisation work in the fields of biomedical imaging and informatics.

Team Members

Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis

Chair of Digital Health Innovation and Director of The Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick and Associate Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK – Midlands). His research interests include biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics (clinical systems interoperability and clinical decision support), with strong academic and industrial experience in software engineering for healthcare. Theodoros is University of Warwick’s Principal Investigator for CAREPATH.

Dr George Despotou

George is an Associate Professor in digital health systems and assured IT systems at University of Warwick, a Chartered Engineer (MIET) and a European Engineer (FEANI). His research interests include complex systems integration, safety and security assurance, healthcare systems modelling, clinical decision support, health analytics, interoperability of healthcare systems, and explainable and assured AI. His role in CAREPATH includes clinical decision support and safety assurance.

Dr Sarah N. Lim Choi Keung

Sarah is a Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics, with a Computer Science background and has worked in the digital health and health data science areas. Sarah’s research interests are the development and evaluation of tools and solutions for supporting healthcare stakeholders, and the effective use and reuse of healthcare data, in particular, interoperability and standardisation within and across healthcare and clinical research domains.

Mohammed Omar Khan

Omar is the Lead Software Engineer at the Institute of Digital Healthcare. He has extensive experience in applying rigorous software and biomedical engineering practices to the healthcare sector. Throughout his career, Omar has been responsible for all aspects of the product development life-cycle, including design, development, testing, implementation, administration and maintenance. Omar will assist on the design and deployment of the Interoperability solutions in CAREPATH.

Dr Helen Muir

Helen Muir has 15 years of working in Higher Education managing departments, and leading on the development and management of multi-million pound research portfolios, and university-wide and departmental strategies, systems and processes. Her doctorate investigated factors influencing the higher incidence of pedestrian road traffic casualties in the most socio-economically deprived areas. Her role on CAREPATH is to manage the University of Warwick budget and resources.