Health informatics visualisation engine: HIVE

Norm Good, Chris Bain, David Hansen, Simon Gibson

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This project was designed to integrate, analyse, synthesise and present essential health and hospital information in a highly accessible, agile and visual form - because pictures are worth a thousand words. We developed a prototype software tool that is; capable of drawing on standardised data files that replicate known industry standard, or are easily derivable from such standards provides the user (analyst, operational manager, financial manger, executive) with a customisable view of the relative outcomes of, and resources used in, care in a number of dimensions- clinical (LOS, number of adverse events, number of drug doses, attending doctor etc) and financial (surgical, pharmacy, nursing etc) - in one setting and identify outliers using advanced statistical modelling techniques. This tool will generate immediate value for a hospitals' endeavour in continuous operational improvement and will be of particular interest to potential customers throughout Australia given the move to nationally provided Activity Based Funding for hospital services. The tool is a useful way to harness the power of "big data" through advanced analytics.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventBig Data and Healthcase Analytics 2014 - Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 Apr 20144 Apr 2014
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)


ConferenceBig Data and Healthcase Analytics 2014
Abbreviated titleBig Data 2014
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