Category Archive: Healthcare analytics

Application of advanced analytical modelling in healthcare

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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Evolving into a Data-Centric Healthcare Organisation

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 …

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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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Hospital Analytics – are we getting there?

In 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

Applying 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 …

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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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