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Letters Chief clinical information officers

Researchers need access to NHS data for effective redesign of clinical pathways

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 10 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3787
  1. Ruth Gilbert, professor of clinical epidemiology,
  2. Peter Dutey-Magni, research associate
  1. Administrative Data Research Centre for England, University College London, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
  1. r.gilbert{at}

Sood and colleagues argue for clinical informatics leaders in NHS organisations to accelerate the development of digitally enhanced models of care.1 We think that safe and effective redesign of clinical pathways and better use of health data requires not just digital leadership but also academic involvement.

Researchers are needed to generate and publish robust evidence on the benefits and …

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