Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) has recently joined another four leading mental health trusts in England in a partnership aimed at revolutionising dementia and health research in the UK.
Case Record Interactive Search (CRIS) was developed by South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Infrastructure funding. This new system allows pseudonymised Electronic Health Records (EHR) to be interrogated for research, audit and service evaluation purposes.
The CRIS software removes or covers up any information that can identify patients and allows authorised researchers to investigate hypotheses and identify potential patient cohorts.
Researchers, Clinicians and Audit Team members wishing to use CRIS need to apply via the CRIS Coordinator before being able to carry out analysis.