Category Archive: Healthcare BI

Health Data Analytics 2016

I had the privilege and pleasure to attend HISA’s Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane on 11 and 12 October 2016. What follows is this particular BI and Analytics consultant’s impressions and insights from the conference in terms of the main themes covered and the messages and impressions I take away, again from my particular …

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IoT and Analytics

It is widely accepted that the Internet of Things (IoT) relates to the concept of ‘widely connected hardware’. Its impact is vast, because any physical object, which has a sensor attached to it, can be turned into a digital data generating machine – rapidly producing more data than most organisations have the capability to report …

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Hospitals should be more Data-Centric

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, …

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EMRs and Healthcare Analytics

Technology has made an impact on all spheres of society and business, including the healthcare sector. Today, most healthcare organisations are starting to see the benefits of data management and analytics. In fact, according to research, the majority of healthcare organisations are considering the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), not only to improve operational …

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Health Services Analytics – Case Studies

In a previous blog I discussed the use of advanced analytical modelling to improve business processes and non-clinical patient outcomes in hospitals. In this post I shift the attention to case studies of advanced analytical modelling applied to the work done in Radiology and Pathology.

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Hospital Analytics Case Studies

In preparation for the Health Insights Challenge we are running in partnership with EntityThree, the Centre for Health innovation and Deakin University, I wanted to get to grips with non-clinical advanced analytics applied in healthcare. This blog post is therefore a small sample of a literature review of case studies of advanced analytical models applied …

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Challenges Implementing Healthcare Analytics

I have written about the application of Business Analytics in Healthcare before, but I am elaborating on it again, because the application of analytical outcomes to improve service and other business outcomes in healthcare has received a lot of focus lately. It is an area that will continue to have a big impact on the …

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Big data in healthcare

Some healthcare practitioners smirk when you tell them that you used some alternative medication such as homeopathy or naturopathy to cure some illness. However, in the longer run it sometimes really is a much better solution, even if it takes longer, because it encourages and enables the body to fight the disease naturally, and in …

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HISA Big Data 2013 Conference

I was fortunate to attend the HISA Big Data in Health and Biomedicine conference in Melbourne. The HISA conference is one of my favourites, because you get to hear about all the interesting and challenging applications of analytics in this intrinsically rewarding field. Last year the conference was about Data Governance, with Big Data featuring …

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Using Analytics to Prevent Fraud in Healthcare

While fraud may be a concern for many busy business professionals and organisational decision makers today, the evidence suggests it is becoming more  prevalent in the healthcare industry. The amount of data that goes through healthcare systems on a daily basis is phenomenal. Applying advanced analytics to all that data can assist in combatting fraud. …

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