Patient & Population Health and Informatics
Patient & Population Health and Informatics (PPHI) is a major research theme of the Institute of Life Science at the Medical School, Swansea University. This multidisciplinary research centre of international standing conducts eHealth and Informatics Research, Health Services Research and Population Health Studies.
PPHI’s goal is to make a difference to people’s lives by substantially improving their health and the delivery of health services through research that is internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour.
Consistent with this goal, its aims are to:
- Achieve impact on people’s health and wellbeing through design, delivery and dissemination of research evidence about health problems and effectiveness of care
- Develop and test primary preventive strategies directed at important public health problems
- Evaluate the effectiveness of new initiatives in health care and at the interface between health and social care
- Improve the quality of patient care through research
- Understand the processes of spread and control of disease at the population level
- Develop methods for undertaking research
- Develop skills and collaborative links in order to build capacity to undertake research and increase impact
PPHI is achieving these aims through collaborative interdisciplinary research, with the use of anonymised linked routine data at its core, and the rigorous application of existing and new methods, both quantitative and qualitative.
Research undertaken in PPHI is based on international, national, pan-university and inter-faculty partnerships as well as collaboration with statutory services, particularly the NHS, and industry.