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The Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments (DRIVE) unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a first-of-its-kind, dedicated to innovation in healthcare using data and digital technologies.

You can find articles including news, thought leadership and partnership announcements below. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @DriveGosh or GOSH LinkedIn.

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Providing a catering liaison service between inpatient families and the hospital kitchen 

British Journal of Healthcare Management Vol. 29, No. 9, 14/09/2023

A pilot study carried out at GOSH has proposed the benefits of introducing a catering liaison role between inpatient families and hospital kitchens, making small but significant changes for children who are reluctant to eat. The study highlighted many other potential benefits of the role including reduced food waste and improvements to morale for hospital catering staff.

EU awards large funding to develop data-driven collaboration between European Pediatric Hospitals

HUS website, 16/10/2023

PHEMS project will advance data-driven research and innovation activities in pediatrics and the use of privacy-preserving datasets in Europe. The project’s aim is to overcome important barriers that currently hinder cross-border collaboration on health data by developing and validating a decentralized health data ecosystem. This will enable an ecosystem without central data repositories or release of sensitive personal health data from hospitals.

Digital Health has announced Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments (DRIVE) unit as the latest event partner for the new AI & Data event.

Digital Health AI and Data Event Partners, 04/09/2023

Taking place on 30-31 October this year at the Business Design Centre in London, the two-days conference will bring together national keynotes, health professionals, researchers, analysts and start-ups for educational sessions and best practice case studies of data science and AI across the UK healthcare. 

GOSH DRIVE has been involved in shaping the conference programme through Ethelbert Eze, Data Engineer at DRIVE and member of programme committee. As part of the GOSH, Dr Shankar Sridharan, CCIO will be attending the conference as speaker of a panel session. 

Setting up for success: How to collect data

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 18/07/2023

In this article, Mohsin Shah a data engineer at GOSH breaks down the first, foundational stage of any data science project – data collection. 

Data to benefit patients and the healthcare system: A £10billion puzzle

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 16/08/2023

Professor Andrew Taylor explains how NHS organisations and our collaborators need to work together to fix the puzzle of NHS data. Keeping data secure and private is extremely important. Improving our ability to collate and access data in the right places, at the right times, whilst maintaining security and privacy will spark research and innovation of the future. 

Innovation for better care, 75 years in the making

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust Website, 26/06/2023

To mark 75 years of the NHS, we spoke to innovators at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how technology has shaped their roles and their hopes for the future. 

Achieving benefit from AI in healthcare: Key questions

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 20/06/2023

Prof Neil Sebire is Chief Research Information Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital / UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, a key member of the DRIVE team. In this article he sets out key principles in the journey to benefiting from artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust partners with Hyland Healthcare to launch Mind Palace

Hyland Newsroom, 20/06/2023

Great Ormond Street Hospital has furthered its collaboration with Hyland, a leading content services provider, by creating Mind Palace, a new customized solution designed to capture and manage clinical guidelines, policies and procedures.

A project management perspective for innovation

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 30/05/2023

Natalie Shortt, DRIVE Partnerships Project Manager shares key reflections from a recent conference which highlights the Project Manager's important role in digital innovation in healthcare.

GOSH and Roche UK partnership using AI to bring personalised healthcare to children

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust Website, and digital health trade media, 16/05/2023

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and Roche UK have partnered to harness the power of data by co-developing digital tools. This can uncover better ways to care for children and young people with rare and complex diseases. This article shares the 5-year vision.

Celebrating our staff in healthcare sciences and inspiring the next generation

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust Website, 16/03/2023

This healthcare sciences week (13-17 March), we’re celebrating our healthcare sciences staff whom help deliver a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services with 50 scientific specialisms and professional groups across the NHS and public health services. Find out more about these roles.

Helping Intensive Care Teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital to Navigate Data

Aridhia website, 02/03/2023

Dr Lydia Briggs, DRE data scientist explains how she collaborated with clinical and analytical teams to develop a dashboard that automatically collated and visualised key metrics required for cardiology intensive care meetings.

How can the technology behind tools like ChatGPT help in healthcare of the future?

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 10/03/2023

Dr Pavithra Rajendra is a data scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital who works on natural language processing (NLP), the same type of artificial intelligence as ChatGPT. In this article, she explains what NLP is and how it could be used in healthcare.

Introducing new Clinical Informatics Research Programme fellows 

DRIVE website, 17/02/2023

We recently welcomed new fellows affiliated with University College London Institute of Child Health to our academic programme. You can find out about them and their work in this article.

Building an environment to use data in innovative ways

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 9/02/2023

Did you know that GOSH is home to one of very few advanced data research and innovation environments? Find out what this means for our hospital and patients at GOSH and beyond from Head of the team, Dr Natassa Spiridou. 

Recognising World Diabetes Day 2022

GOSH, 14/11/2022

Around the world, more than 1.2 million children and young people live with type 1 diabetes. Hear from Dr Catherine Peters in our latest health information videos.

GOSH joins the Sustainable Medicines Partnership

GOSH, 04/10/2022, YewMaker, 23/09/2022

GOSH is a world leading children’s hospital and provides the UK’s widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. GOSH is one of the few UK Hospitals to declare a Climate Emergency and was the first London Hospital to do so. The declaration builds upon the hospital’s existing sustainability programme to establish greater ambitions for climate action and environmental leadership.  

A GOSH data scientist's perspective on a new NHS policy

GOSH NHS Foundation Trust LinkedIn, 20/09/2022

At GOSH, we have a small team of data professionals that help our clinicians and researchers improve paediatric care for the future. Dr Will Bryant, DRIVE Senior Data Scientist discusses the NHS Open Source Policy.

Our journey to build a ‘Hospital Without Walls’

GOSH, 04/08/2022

Every day, we develop innovations in care, enabling us to be one of Europe's most digitally able hospitals. Because of this strategy, we were able to use Zoom for patient video consultations just eight days after the Covid-19 pandemic began.

New technology to support treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

GOSH, 12/07/2022 | National Health Executive, 12/07/2022

New research takes already routinely collected healthcare data and looks for trends to improve our understanding of cystic fibrosis. This technology will hopefully lead to better outcomes for children with the cystic fibrosis.

Two new AI projects launched at GOSH with Faculty

GOSH, 04/07/2022 | 

Two new projects will dive into the potential of Great Ormond Street Hospital's (GOSH) datasets to accelerate research and improve patient outcomes.

What do young people want from Artificial Intelligence in healthcare?

GOSH, 18/05/2022

Artificial intelligence in healthcare is a rapidly growing field. Children and teenagers often have insightful questions about AI, but are rarely involved in the development of new technologies. You can read about how we're changing this.

Could touchless computers be used at Great Ormond Street Hospital?

GOSH, 01/04/2022

A group of researchers investigate touch-free computer technologies with the Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments (DRIVE) unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH).

Collaboration to move us closer to personalised healthcare for children

GOSH, 03/03/2022

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) and Roche Products Limited (Roche) have announced a five-year collaborative working agreement.

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