Health care data masterclass

The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
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About this event

About this event

Dr Foster is a leading health care data organisation, both in the UK and internationally. Working in partnership with the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College, it draws on multiple datasets in innovative ways in order to monitor and benchmark the quality and efficiency of health care. For the past 12 years Dr Foster has published its annual Hospital Guide, which has pioneered the way that health care information is presented and understood in the public domain.

In this seminar Roger Taylor, Director of Research and co-founder of Dr Foster, and Katrina Herren, Clinical Director at Dr Foster will provide a masterclass on what board members really need to know about health care data, and discuss the way health care data is evolving.


Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor is Director of Research and Public Affairs at Dr Foster, where he is responsible for public information including the Dr Foster Hospital Guide.

Roger was a co-founder of Dr Foster and has been a strong advocate for the role of greater transparency as a mechanism for consumer protection as well as a driver for quality improvement in public services. Roger began his career as a journalist working as a correspondent for the Financial Times in the UK and the US. Prior to that, he worked for the Consumers' Association, writing and researching for Which? magazine.

He is a board member of Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications in the UK. He is also a member of the Open Data User Group, an expert advisory panel to the Cabinet Office, and a trustee of CAADA, the domestic abuse charity.

Katrina Herren

Katrina Herren is Clinical Director at Dr Foster, where she leads the organisation's growing international portfolio. Katrina has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of healthcare. She qualified as a doctor in 1995, at St Mary’s in London and obtained a PhD in Emergency Medicine in 2000.  Following her work in emergency and acute medicine, she took roles at McKinsey, and Aviva Healthcare, before becoming Medical Director for Bupa Health and Wellbeing. Katrina is herself a Non-Executive Director at SECamb Foundation Trust, and is a passionate believer in the use of information to drive improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare.