Thursday, 11 May 2017

A hospital with a brain: how big data is changing healthcare

A hospital with a brain: how big data is changing healthcare The NHS holds a wealth of data about how patients are diagnosed and treated. Unlocking its secrets could be key to improving patient care

Iain Hennessey wants to build a hospital with a brain. It sounds like the stuff sci-fi movies are made of but as this affable consultant paedeatric surgeon explains, his desire is to improve care at Alder Hey children’s hospital by making better use of its growing wealth of information.

“It’s all well and good having all of this data, but if you can’t do anything with it then it’s pretty useless – it overwhelms you,” says Hennessey, who balances a role as clinical director of innovation alongside his surgical commitments. Continue reading.. The Guardian

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