University College London

University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds.  That radical tradition remains alive today. Our research strategy commits us to addressing UCL's ‘Grand Challenges’, by working together right across the university in order to tackle the problems that face us today.

UCL is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. One of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities, UCL today is a true academic powerhouse. 21 Nobel prizewinners have come from the UCL community. UCL is the second most-highly cited European university and 14th in the world. It is also the UK university most-cited by health researchers.

The Centre for Health Information and MultiProfessional Education (CHIME) plays leading international roles in research on the design, implementation, evaluation and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). CHIME is recognized as one of the leading centres of expertise globally in the requirements, information modeling, clinical data specifications and privacy management for HER. Since its establishment in 2001, it has grown to over 800 members in 80 countries, through Web resources hosted from CHIME. It has led the development of one of the world’s cornerstone health informatics standards: for the communication of electronic health records. This standard, which is in practice a series of five interrelated standards, was published as ISO EN 13606 Parts 1-5, between 2008 and 2010.

Team members

Bernard de Bono
University College London
Team Leader
Espy Rodrigues
University College London
Deputy Team Leader
Tel: +44 20 7288 5966