Presentation by Professor Simon A. Jones: "Big data, Policy and Endocarditis"

October 8, 2018 11:00 am
Manning Hall 01

Join us for a special presentation by Professor Simon A. Jones on Monday, Oct. 8 at 11am in Manning 01.

"Big data," Policy and Endocarditis:  A Case Study from the UK

In this talk, Professor Jones will discuss his research on using ‘big data’ to examine the implications of the new guidelines introduced in the UK in 2008. The new guidelines advised against prescribing prophylactic antibiotics to patients at risk for endocarditis who are undergoing invasive dental procedures. Since 2008, the UK guidelines for this condition have deviated from other countries. Endocarditis is a serious heart condition with high morbidity and mortality.  This talk will highlight a number of challenges and possible solutions in using big data to answer complex policy questions.

Bio: Simon Jones is a research professor in the Department of Population Health, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, at NYU School of Medicine. He uses his extensive experience in data analysis and health informatics Photo of Professor Jonesto conduct research on health systems, studying how patients access health care, as well as health care quality and outcomes. Much of his recent work has involved utilizing the UK’s claims data to explore risk factors for endocarditis. From 2002 to 2005, he was the head of Health Informatics and Operational Research at Bromley Hospitals National Health Service Trust in the United Kingdom. Jones became a research fellow at King’s College London in 2007 and a research professor at the University of Surrey in 2011. In 2012, he was appointed Chair in Healthcare Management and Policy at the University of Surrey. His most recent posts were split between serving as professor of epidemiology and head of the Integrated Care Division at the University of Surrey and as Chief Data Scientist at MedeAnalytics International. He is also a visiting senior fellow in health services research at the London School of Economics. At NYU Langone Health, Jones collaborates with other researchers to support the development and implementation of Division of Healthcare Delivery Science grants and projects at the Center for Healthcare Innovations and Delivery Science.