Big Data

03Aug 2018

There are humungous quantities of data existing in healthcare; data from all kinds of sources, such as clinical, patient, payer, R&D, pharmacy as well as revolutionary technologies that are being quickly embraced, for e.g. data from wearable devices. According to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC), (1) the volume of healthcare data which was observed […]

10Jul 2018

The concept of “Big Data” is #trending today, which is characterized by types of data sources with huge quantities, high speed and broad diversity of information. Healthcare industries are trying to apply Big Data analytics to reform data into a workable platform in order to generate information that would help making better and faster clinical […]

24Apr 2018

There is heaps-full of data existing in the healthcare domain that has been generated historically, by means of record keeping, compliance & regulatory requirements, and patient care. (1) The current trend suggests faster digitization of this large amount of data, known as ‘Big Data’, that have been stored as hard copies over time. Big Data […]

03Apr 2018

Traditionally, the pharmaceutical industry has always been dependent upon the ‘push’ strategy for successful market access for products. The drug approval process, involving submission of data on efficacy, safety, and tolerability to the regulatory agencies, used to be simple; which ended with the drug being marketed to the targeted physicians and dispensed by pharmacies post approval. Thus, […]

21Mar 2018

Healthcare outcomes are defined as the changes observed and/or recorded in health status of individual or population patient/s usually due to an intervention, measures or specific healthcare investment. (1) The goal is to save the lives, shorten hospital stays and build healthier communities relying on preventative measures. (2) The fundamental steps of improving outcomes are […]

14Mar 2018

Patient Records Abstraction (PRA) is a process done manually by searching through a medical record to identify data required for a particular or secondary use. It consists of direct matching of information found in the record to the data required, but also includes operations on the data such as categorizing, coding, transforming, interpreting, summarizing, and calculating. The […]

06Sep 2017

Health informatics systems are evolving with an aim to revolutionize health and healthcare programs worldwide. However, turning this hope-filled vision into a reality will take enormous effort from thousands of designers, analysts, software engineers, usability specialists, and medical professionals. Albeit challenging, the role of information visualization and visual analytics processes is gaining importance. These algorithms, […]