Towards secure distributed healthcare research and delivery
Our speaker was Andrew Simpson from the Oxford University Computer Lab, who introduced the Software Engineering Programme, a joint project between the OUCL and Department for Continuing Education.
The Software Engineering Programme is a part-time , post-experience programme of education: it teaches software engineering to people already in full-time employment. Large-scale, multidisciplinary, projects are undertaken in collaboration with other universities (Cambridge, Edinburgh, Loughborough, UCL, KCL, Birmingham, Belfast, Auckland, Graz, Tulane) and commercial partners such as IBM, Microsoft, Siemens Molecular Imaging, T+Medical.
After touching briefly on earlier projects such as e-DiaMoND and climateprediction.net, Andrew described the DTI-funded GIMI (Generic Infrastructure for Medical Informatics) project; the motivation behind it and the safeguards required for legal and ethical reasons.