Chief Clinical Information Officer,
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Afzal Chaudhry is a Consultant Nephrologist and the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust (CUH). He leads the CUH eHospital programme, delivering a trust-wide HIMSS Stage 6 electronic patient record, and the Informatics component of the Population and Quantitative Science theme in the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He is also an Associate Site Director for the Cambridge Health Data Research UK site. In 2017 Dr Chaudhry was recognised as the UK CCIO of the Year, and in 2018 he received a Special Recognition Award in the Government sponsored Public Sector Paperless Transformation Awards. Nationally Dr Chaudhry chairs (i) the UK Renal Data Collaboration harmonising data flows from all UK renal units, and (ii) the Renal Association Clinical Data Standards Committee providing oversight for the UK Renal SNOMED CT subset. He is also: (i) Vice-Chair of the PRSB (Professional Record Standards Body), (ii) a member of the steering group for the national NHS Digital Academy, (iii) a member of the UK HIMSS Advisory Board, and (iv) a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. Informatics related papers cover areas such as clinical data visualisations (Nephron Clin. Pract. 2011), autoimmune vasculitis (NEJM 2012), HLA matching at transplantation (Transplantation 2009, 2011, Hum. Immunol 2011, Cell Stem Cell 2012, Kidney Int. 2014) and acute kidney injury (BMC Nephrol. 2013).