COSSAC's flagship CREDO and OpenClinical projects have been showcased in a recent major report called Big Ideas for the Future published by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Universities UK (UUK). You can find more about the projects on the CREDO and OpenClinical.net web sites. Diverse results from the CREDO projects have shown that COSSAC technologies can make a major contribution to improving quality and safety of patient care. With support from Cancer Research UK and the Royal Free NHS Trust, we have most recently shown significant benefits for busy clinical teams (see MATE project web site).
COSSAC contributes to the success of NHS Direct
Research by the COSSAC team provided the foundation for the development of web-based patient advice services or NHS Direct by InferMed Ltd. NHS Direct have recently reported that over the last year these services have saved the NHS £57M by ensuring that patients are directed to appropriate clinical services.
Digital Economy Grand Challenge video
With funding from Digital Economy, COSSAC partners (Oxford, UCL and Edinburgh University) have collaborated with the Royal Free NHS Trust and St. Mary's Hospital to develop an advanced platform for supporting complex business processes such as multidisciplinary clinical pathways. A key deliverable of the project is a video which demonstrates our vision of patient care in the future.