Gain new insights from traditional and emerging data types

December 4, 2018 Federica Lanzo

Modern healthcare organizations 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 favors 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 democratizing 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 organizations 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 organization 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 organization 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 organization, 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 cataloging 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 up front. 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? 

Gaining new insights
Data collected during clinical trials represents a very good example of a data reservoir, which can be tapped into at later stages to find new value. Additionally, in the emerging field of precision medicine, they serve as a perfect example of meaningful aggregation of traditional and new data types to solve complex medical challenges. With a flexible and cost-effective approach, differently originated data like genomic tests and more traditional laboratory results can be combined and investigated via the analytics tools to discover unknown patterns.

Even when Amadeus CORE manages standard data (e.g. HL7v2 and CCDA) out-of-the-box with reports and quality metrics, it encourages the ingestion and adoption of brand-new data types. Use cases can be satisfied by data coming from usual and unexpected contexts. Due to the minimal pre-processing necessary to catalogue documents and the ANSI SQL interface that powers any analytics tool of choice, Amadeus CORE is up to the challenge to tackle data of any sort. Data types can range from behavioral data extracted in social care settings, to the sentiment data surfaced in social network feeds, from data points collected by wearable devices to geographical positions inferred by the latest food apps - Amadeus CORE is the health platform for the age of AI. 

Empowering custom modeling
It has been extensively discussed that all stored data can be eventually turned into meaningful information in Amadeus CORE. The domain is the specific component responsible for mapping raw data into useful information that subsequently feeds the analytics investigations. The abundance of proprietary documents and modern data types, together with the fluidity with which requirements evolve, highlighted the need for a flexible tool to define custom structures. Amadeus CORE enables subject matter experts to define the information models that make sense for the organization and the problem at hand. The self-service visual tool, together with custom mapping, is a great step toward empowering skilled users to fully embrace data stewardship and play a key role in the success of their business.

Amadeus CORE is a modern solution that has appeal for both traditional and innovative organizations due to the reach of the tooling it supports. New insights can be extracted from historical data, from the aggregation of usually siloed documents and from the most modern data types. The out-of-the-box flexibility provides reliable approaches to catalogue data and to extract value at the right time.

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