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Informatics and analytics

Greater Manchester has an internationally leading position with regard to the integration of data and in the use of real world evidence to drive policy, research and delivery of care. It also acts as a magnet for business in view of the importance of its digital health sector, which interfaces with systems and pathways, devices, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Using integrated big data sets gives us exceptional insights into entire citizen-level health pathways, and the ability to evaluate treatments and care pathways, which can radically improve the prediction, prevention and treatment of disease, and provide citizens with greater control over their own health.

Health informatics are a key strategic enabler for the Greater Manchester economy. In operational terms, the Datawell exchange platform has facilitated the ability of differing platforms and systems used across GM to be accessed to the benefit of both professionals, patients and innovators. 


DataWell is a data sharing infrastructure that allows doctors and other care professionals across Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire to share and view the patient information they need, when they need it, to improve care.

DataWell also recognises the importance of linked records in research and analytics to drive improvements in clinical trials recruitment and safety, population health and how care is delivered.

Combined, this will support Greater Manchester’s objectives of creating a world-leading digital health and research hub to attract investment, enabling health and care planning; encouraging clinical trials; supporting a digital health industry cluster; economic growth and the creation of high value jobs.

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