Great Ormond Street Hospital's Data Research, Innovation and Virtual Environments (DRIVE) unit, focuses on using data and technology to improve clinical care and patient experience. 

DRIVE aims to become the go-to centre for paediatric innovation, accelerating the use of cutting-edge technology. The first-of-its-kind unit brings together data, technical and clinical expertise, and provides a physical space for innovation.

Developing our innovation culture

Established in 2018, DRIVE has developed as a centre of engagement for GOSH staff, as well as academic organisations and companies.

A culture of innovation means pushing forward great ideas that benefit our children and young people, and their families, hospital staff and its operations.

Stephen Mathew, Head of Innovation at GOSH

Harnessing the power of data

The DRIVE team also manages a novel data platform that works alongside the electronic patient record and are capable of extracting hundreds of millions of data points, revolutionising data-driven research, operational projects and patient care. You can find out more about the Digital Research Environment (DRE) in the video below.

Ultimately, we want to improve the health of our patients and we really believe that data, analytics and technology is going to be a great vehicle for us to accelerate that.

Dr Shankar Sridharan, Chief Clinical Information Officer at GOSH

The team is working in partnership with companies and in academia to ensure the latest in technology and digital developments will be implemented into a clinical setting at pace.

Visit the GOSH DRIVE website to find out more.