Consultant Nephrologist & Chief Medical Information Officer
Cambridge University Hospitals
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 UK Government sponsored Public Sector Paperless Transformation Awards.
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 Council, (iv) a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, and (v) a member of the KLAS International Advisory Board.