qSurveillance qFlu qResearch – UK

Posted on May 6, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics, Infectious Diseases, Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion |

qSurveillance is a near real time surveillance scheme which will collect, analyse and report on rates infectious diseases as well influenza related conditions, flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine uptake.

qFLU is a new daily collection and analysis service specifically established to support pandemic flu planning. It has been set up by the University of Nottingham and EMIS (the main supplier of general practice computer systems within the UK) in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency.

qRESEARCH is a large consolidated database derived from the anonymised health records of over 11 million patients.
The data currently come from 574 general practices using the EMIS clinical computer system.
The practices are spread throughout the UK and include data from patients who are currently registered with the practices as well as historical patients who may have died or left.
Historical records extend back to the early 1990’s making it one of the largest and richest general practice databases in the world.

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