Health iQ co-founder interviewed for Imperial College London Podcast

Health iQ co-founder interviewed for Imperial College London Podcast

Hassan Chaudhury, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and co-founder at Health iQ, was interviewed for the November edition of the Imperial College London Podcast.

Hassan is an Honorary Research Officer at Imperial, based at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, part of the Faculty of Medicine and has been developing innovative short courses in data science and eHealth for the institution since 2014.

The interview, entitled ‘Predictive power in healthcare’, covered the latest data science massive online open course (MOOC) on real world data* that Hassan co-developed at Imperial College London as well as some of the challenges that modern healthcare systems face including aging populations and multiple long-term conditions (multi-morbidity) that require us to be able to use data to help predict the future.

Hassan Chaudhury commented that:

“It is a genuine honour to be working with the team at Imperial College London. Over the past few years we’ve covered Big Data, eHealth and data science but there was growing demand for a programme on real world data. We offered practical case studies from the NHS and Industry as well as hands-on use of a digital tool with a ‘simulacrum’ dataset and we were overwhelmed with interest across the world for the online course”.

The podcast, published 15 November 2017, was presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's MSc Science Communication course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service. The recording (audio only), can be found at  

The team behind these courses have now developed a new course on FutureLearn -
Notes to editors
Health iQ is a privately-owned company based in London specializing in insight into real world healthcare data based on an outstanding heritage of working in the NHS. It now works with more than half of the top 100 global Life Science firms.

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

* Real world data is a term that describes data outside of clinical trials that is observational, non-interventional and naturalistic. It is often used to describe data that represents the routine delivery of healthcare. It is viewed increasingly as an answer to questions around how effective interventions are in healthcare.