We have the expertise in digital health areas such as Bioinformatics, Computational Medicine, Medical and Health Data Analytics, Modelling and Simulations, Immersive Data Visualisation, Assurance, Security, Provenance of medical Data, Multi-Sensorial Technologies for Medical Applications and DataDriven Health Service Productivity. The Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences (BPACHS) in partnership with The Hillingdon Hospitals, NHSFoundation Trust and Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust(CNWLFT) has already developed plans for innovative digital health research platforms.
Case Study: Simulation and Modelling for COVID-19 Response Planning for NHS Trust
The Brunel Digital Health team has been working with the National Health Services (NHS) on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic on three main fronts. We developed the hyperlocal simulation of the spread of COVID-19 at the building level, within London Boroughs and subsequent admission impact to hospitals.COVID-19 transmission pattern is simulated using Agent-Based Simulation (ABS)models extracting OpenStreetMap for demographics of the area, latest COVID-19research assumptions and NHS reporting. Localised transmission results are coupled to our discrete-event simulation (DES) models of resource utilisation within specific hospitals in the area. Our pioneering work has supported the NHS in North West London in their planning for a range of post-lockdown and release scenarios.
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“We are fortunate to have worked with Brunel University, particularly during the COVID-19 response. Having access to data scientists, skills and techniques to support NHS planning and response have been invaluable.”
Ms Sonia Patel, Chief Information Officer, NHSX