Evolving into a Data-Centric Healthcare Organisation

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In a previous post I reasoned why healthcare organisations should become more data centric. In this post I suggest a fluid and adaptable approach to mature the organisation with respect to data-centricity, in the process motivating why I would not utilise an approach recently suggested by IBM. In this post I focus my attention on tertiary / research hospitals, as representative healthcare organisations.

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Will the Predictions about Advanced Analytics come true?

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There is no denying the fact that businesses are continuously evolving to become more digital. And as part of this digital transformation, it has become very clear to many business owners and decision makers that data and analytics will play a key role in the success of a business across any industry. In this post we investigate two of Gartner’s recent predictions about data and analytics.

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Hospitals should be more Data-Centric

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As we know, a huge amount of data is generated across most industries and data has become a very useful resource in most organisations. In fact, access to high quality data and insight has become fundamental to achieving many of the strategic goals of any business. So, following on from my past series on data-centricity, I wanted to revisit this topic and examine data-centricity in healthcare – specifically, in hospitals.

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Seven Tips to Improve Data Storytelling

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Data analysis and exploration can answer many of the questions that decision makers have, and even generate questions that some businesses have not yet even figured out. Of course it also sparks curiosity around the value that data brings. Data has purpose and meaning – but not all organisations understand this – which is what makes data science so necessary. Data scientists have become the narrators of the stories the data is trying to tell to the business. In this piece, I want to focus on seven ways to improve data storytelling.

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The Elastic Data Warehouse

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Some days I get really flexed out of shape about the rate at which new terms become spontaneously combusted in the BI and analytics industry. The latest I came across is the term “elastic data warehouse.” So what are we doing here – bending the rules, stretching the imagination or flexing our muscles here? Now this term hasn’t even been entered on the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit yet, and it already appears on two vendors’ websites… So what exactly is an elastic data warehouse?

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Making Business Processes more Data-Centric

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In previous posts I addressed a number of core areas that I believe are necessary to effectively build a successful data-centric business, with the underlying objective of improving customer-centricity. To recap quickly, these areas included the role of the CIO, the executive team, technology and more recently, how to get employees involved. In this post we close the loop by discussing how to make business processes more data-centric.

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Hospital Analytics – are we getting there?

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Hospital analytics - are we getting thereIn the research literature we find thousands of papers documenting academic projects documenting analytical models for the hospital environment. But the big question we need to investigate is – how much of it is actually used operationally to make a real change to treatments and patient outcomes?

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Using an Analytics Platform for Hospital Research

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Using an analytics platform for hospital researchApplying complex analytics on a very wide and rich dataset data is fundamental to deriving insights when researching new approaches to specialised care, optimising the effectiveness of clinical trials, reducing the lead time from research to clinical practice – all with the objective of improving quality and longevity of life. However, identifying, accessing, managing and analysing such as vast dataset is a complex challenge that must not be underestimated. Fortunately, a modern analytics platform can play a significant role in enabling researchers and clinicians to perform their research analytics much more effectively.

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Empowering Employees to become Data-Centric

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Empowering emplyees to become data-centricBuilding a data-centric organisation is becoming critical if you want to develop a strong competitive advantage. In this post I examine some insights into, what I consider, a key step, in actually ‘being’ data-centric. Given that any company is made up of more than just its executive team, it therefore makes sense that it should involve all its employees.

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