Health Outcomes

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 […]

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 […]

04Dec 2017

Money drives human behavior so much so that it’s rarely thought about. Two-for-one or super-saver deals on anything right from movie tickets to clothing and other commodities compel the consumer and work–life choices; then why not health behavior? It’s a known fact that individuals smoke or drink less when the government increases tax on tobacco […]

21Sep 2017

Missing data are a big concern in any research project and are often unavoidable in spite of investigators’ best efforts. Missing outcomes have two effects: reduced precision and power, and bias. Also, the loss of precision is inevitable, except the possible use of the available data; e.g. to be sure not to exclude from the […]