Friday lunchtime lecture: Big Data Comes to the NHS

Friday 18 January 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

The NHS has been challenged to make £20 billion in efficiency savings by 2015. £10 billion a year are spent by the NHS on essential drugs. Often, there’s a choice between a cheap generic medication, or an expensive branded one, so reducing prescribing variation is a priority as a painless way to save money.

Prescribing Analytics logoBig Data specialists, Francine Bennett and Bruce Durling from Mastodon C take you on a journey through their work on Prescribing Analytics and show you exactly how they identified £200m potential savings using 40 million rows of open data from the NHS.