Thematic Area: Computable Phenotypes
What do we mean by ‘computable phenotypes’?
This means looking at ways of clearly defining different types of cardiovascular diseases (such as types of strokes, heart attacks and clots) in a format that can be read by a computer. This is different to how a human, such as a medical expert, would view this information.
What are we doing?
We want to enable researchers to develop better ways of analysing health information by computer (‘algorithms’). This will help researchers and clinicians to better understand and interpret complex health information. We will need to use the collaborative expertise of clinicians, researchers, data scientists and data engineers to create these definitions and algorithms. These can then be shared and re-used by other researchers, which stops duplication of effort and makes it easier to reproduce research. This would have benefits for all research, leading to better care for patients.