Health data, what could possibly go wrong?

On Thursday 27th November, Paul Cunningham, from the Welsh Audit Office will be talking about ‘Health data, what could possibly go wrong?’ This will start at 6pm, with refreshments at 5.30pm. The event will be held at Aberystwyth University, in A14 Hugh Owen Building.

map showing the venue is available.

In 2012, Paul’s team in the WAO undertook a review of data quality in NHS Organisations in Wales, including an analysis of data from every Welsh Patient Admin and Radiology systems.  This was the first time such an analysis have been completed and the findings were very interesting, some as expected and some not.  In tonight’s talk, Paul will share with you the anonymized findings of the data analysis and discuss some of the implications.  You will also learn a little about the work of the Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales.

Paul Cunningham is the Wales Audit Office’s IM&T Audit Manager and has many years’ experience working across all sectors of the WAO’s business, including NHS, local and national government clients, leading on many projects covering financial opinion, counter-fraud, computer forensics and value for money. He has also conducted reviews looking at the control environment around user access, network security, business continuity and availability. He has lectured extensively in IT, computer science and business studies as well as providing consultancy for private industry. Paul has a BSc in mathematical studies and an MSc in computer science. He is a PRINCE 2 practitioner and has the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) foundation qualification.  Paul leads the delivery and development of the WAO’s Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (using IDEA) and has a particular interest in forensic computer analysis. He is married, with three children and two granddaughters, and lives in the Rhondda Valley.

The event is free and open to all.

Live Stream
There will be a live stream of the event, which you can access at: This will also be available for a period of time after the event.

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