CDU data science team blog

Development of open tools for analysing healthcare data in R

Open source
Team working
Packages

***TLTR: (Too Long To Read)*** Our goal was to make it easier to work with healthcare data in a reproducible and collaborative way. We wrote lots of R functions for recurring data manipulations and analytical tasks that magically translate into SQL code and communicate with large databases. All our functions are grouped into R packages because this made it easier for us to: *(i)* write good documentation of our code and analytical tasks, *(ii)* easily distribute updates across all team members, *(iii)* formally test our code, and *(iv)* integrate common data manipulations (or analyses) into interactive dashboards in a modular way.

A Text Mining Pipeline for NHS Patient Experience Feedback

Text Mining
Patient Experience

This blog post is a more technical description of the pipeline that we have built to analyse patient feedback text data from the NHS.

Pair programming, code review, journal club, and team time

Team working

What can the CDU data science team do to verify its outputs, disseminate learning, and support individual development in team sessions?

Age bands methodology

Resources

A blog compiling all the age bands methodology that can be used for comparing analysis populations against.

Population Projections

Resources

Links for population projection data.

Making presentation slides into a GitHub repository template

Open source
GitHub
Presentations

One of a series of posts relating to creating presentation templates using {xaringan}, GitHub and R Studio.

Making an RStudio presentation template

Open source
RStudio
Presentations

One of a series of posts relating to creating presentation templates using {xaringan}, GitHub and R Studio.

Index of Multiple Deprivation

Resources

The measure of relative deprivation in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas

Mapping

Resources

Mapping using public health tools

Working in the open

Open source

What does it mean to work in the open? What is open source? What problems can we solve if we share more openly?

A new GitHub release and future projects

Open source

We have a new project out and would like to tell you about some more of our future work.

Data clinics in Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Data clinics

We have been working with teams to help them with their data problems. This post describes some of the clinics and what has come about as a result of this work.

Classification of patient feedback

Patient feedback

An NHSE funded project to devise an application to automatically tag the content of patient feedback

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