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Reading social sciences projects to integrate hospital data and to improve language learning in the classroom have been recognised in this year’s O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards.

Dr Weizi Li (Henley Business School) has won an Excellence in Impact Award and the research of Professor Suzanne Graham (Institute of Education) was highly commended.

The awards, which celebrate innovative social sciences projects that have made a social or economic difference to individuals, communities, and societies were presented at a ceremony attended by several Reading researchers, at St Anne’s College, Oxford on 19th April.

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Speaker: Dr Michael Aldous, Queen’s University, Belfast
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Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

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Speaker: Dr Gabor Bekes, Central European University of Budapest
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Speaker: Dr Xufei Ma, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

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Speaker: Dr Giulio Nardella, The Henley Business School
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Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

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Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

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Speaker: Dr Irina Surdu, Henley Business School
Topic: Why wait? An empirical study on the speed of foreign market re-entry after initial entry and exit

Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

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By Weizi Vicky Li, Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School

With healthcare service scopes expanding, healthcare processes changing and technologies evolving over time, many systems need improvement or they become vulnerable to cyber-attacks. This is especially true in hospitals, where most legacy systems provide critical  information and essential support for business operations with a lot of sensitive data.

Information systems and intranet/internet have been implemented in NHS hospitals for more than 30 years. Early systems implemented in the NHS include Patient Administration System, GP systems, Pathology laboratory systems, radiology and PACS systems, nursing and care planning systems, theatre systems etc.

The threats lie in the fact that many of the legacy systems have long been integrated into the core business and healthcare service processes, and therefore cannot be simply scrapped. In short, those legacy systems are valuable as well as vulnerable.

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