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is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK


The James Mackenzie Lecture is one of the most prestigious eponymous lectures of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The title of the lecture recently delivered by Toronto Professor, , certainly grabbed attention. The title, "Atomic Data", actually comes from cardiologist’s own ambition in setting up the Institute for Clinical Research in St. Andrews on his return to Scotland in 1918: 'to do for medicine what the Atomic Theory had done for chemistry'. And, as we may have expected from Frank, whose research interests lie in health informatics, electronic medical records, decision support systems and, of course, community based trials, he explored how “big data” could be used to transform medical research. ...continue reading