Reader in Health Informatics at the University of Portsmouth

Dr Philip Scott is Reader in Health Informatics at the University of Portsmouth, a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), chair of BCS Health & Care and past chair of HL7 UK. Philip worked in the NHS in various IT development and management roles for fifteen years before joining the university in 2009.

He is a Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Certified Health Chief Information Officer and an Associate of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI).

He is chair of the evaluation working group of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) and Deputy Editor of BMJ Health & Care Informatics. He is the UK representative to EFMI and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). Philip was co-chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for Medinfo 2021, the biennial IMIA global health informatics conference. He is also a member of the steering groups for the NHS Digital Academy and the Global Digital Exemplar evaluation programme and is co-chair of the joint BCS-FCI working group on computable biomedical knowledge.

He is PI on a randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of decision support for NHS hospital antimicrobial prescribing. Recently he was co-PI on projects for Health Data Research UK exploring the use of computable knowledge artefacts in clinical decision support and an independent review of the national decision support programme in NHS Scotland.

Philip was recently back in the NHS on a two-year part-time contract as Digital Healthcare Architect at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (2019-21). From 2014-2021 he was a non-executive Board member of the Professional Record Standards Body, and from 2016-21 he was a member of the informatics committee of the Royal College of Radiologists.

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