Modern healthcare organisations are evolving in response to an ever-changing landscape, it is clear that a flexible and cost-effective platform becomes a major differentiator for success. The fluid nature of requirements favours a new approach to data, particularly in the way structure and meaning are applied. Amadeus CORE provides the agile and reliable mechanisms to define and extract value from the data as the need arises. In the age of BI and machine learning, Amadeus CORE is leveraging traditional and emerging data types to unlock hidden potential, as well as democratising stewardship with standard and proprietary data sets.
Providing an open reservoir of data
We have seen the recent growth and success of so-called data-driven strategies, where healthcare organisations are increasingly relying on insights coming from the data they already own. Most of the time this information appears to be siloed, limiting the opportunities to experiment with cross-domain relationships and the potential to uncover patterns that the organisation could benefit from. For example, valuable findings could be made by simply linking data generated during clinical encounters, the corresponding scheduled appointments and the clinician’s roster for the day. This simple scenario illustrates how a healthcare organisation can monitor core activities and determine if changes are required, such as adjusting the clinician’s rosters or sending alerts to ensure patients arrive for their appointments. By securely storing all types of data in their original shape from a variety of sources within the organisation, Amadeus CORE extends the reach of analytics initiatives even through to the business level.
Enabling the right data at the right time
An open reservoir of data that is accessible removes information silos and enables big data investigations to occur, this is effective only when smart classification and governance are in place. The metadata domain is responsible for cataloguing all documents stored with the relevant characteristics. Descriptive attributes such as provenance, format and time of creation enable effective identification and access to data. This data may undergo similar downstream processes or be valid candidates for solving brand new use cases. There are no limitations to the data ingested: all formats, structured and unstructured, standard and proprietary. Amadeus CORE offers cost-effective storage, where data is not bound to any constraints upfront. Structure and meaning can be applied at the time the consumer asks for them. A correctly classified large amount of data can, therefore, be kept in store to wait for the right use case. Making use of the archiving functionality, these documents will not even interfere with access to active data and will only contribute to a small storage cost. What about the vast amount of data points collected in the acute hospital setting? For example, monitoring ICU patient’s vital signs. This information is only kept for 24 hours and then archived if no critical issues arise. What if that collection of values leads to the discovery of a cohort of patients that are eligible to participate in a new and promising clinical study?