Asthma is a leading cause of acute hospital admission in children in Scotland. The team will use a national, dynamic longitudinal cohort to link healthcare and cross-sectoral data with patient generated data to develop near real-time, artificial intelligence-based predictive algorithms to better identify triggers, monitor variations in evidence-based preventive strategies and support patients/carers and professionals to optimise supportive self-management.

They will then use the informatics and data analytics and change management infrastructure developed to support similar initiatives across a range of long-term conditions, thereby creating the foundations for a national public learning health system that involves the continuous interrogation of disparate data sets to drive forward continuous improvements in health outcomes.