The benefit of Big Data collection and analytics is not a new concept but is being increasingly embraced in Aged Care to support evidence-based practice and reduce risk.
Contemporary electronic resident management systems are not just streamlined data repositories but systems that can guide best practice. Working with services that have recently transitioned from a paper-based system to an electronic system we hear anecdotal feedback describing a reduction in time spent and the ease of documentation at the point of care, but more importantly, an improved clinical governance oversight with service wide transparency.
Our way forward is using data captured in electronic systems to reduce risk and variance and improve care outcomes and meet consumer preferences.
Hence, we would like to share the article below of The Health Advocate today.
Big Data Analytics Meets Aged Care has been published in the December 2018 issue which you can find here: The Health Advocate.