HSCIC appoints director of data science

Informatics specialist Daniel Ray appointed to head up Centre of Excellence for big data and data science The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has hired a director of data science to head up its Centre of Excellence. Last month, HSCIC revealed that it was setting up a Centre of Excellence for big data and data science with the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office. The idea was initiated under the government’s Data Science Programme, which was set up in 2014 to help the government make better use of data science in policy-making and service delivery. Related articles Although it is unclear how the centre will run or how it fits in with HSCIC’s overall strategy, the organisation has hired informatics specialist Daniel Ray to be its director…


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