A model for developing data mining capacity at the coal face
A strategy in New South Wales to develop thecapacity of health professionals, particularlynurses, to mine hospital administrative data tosupport their clinical and managerial decisionmaking was reported in 200l. (1) Health servicedelivery will keep its promises of efficiency andeffectiveness only to the extent that how servicedelivery works is appreciated and understood.That has meant pushing "using data" down to thepeople who really understand what the data mean.This four stage model involved developing anappreciation of the potential for data use throughpublic presentations of completed studies; usingdata workshops; two tiers of postgraduate subjectson methods for and considerations in usingadministrative and other health data; andestablishing local hospital or Area Health Servicebased groups of users. The model involvesindustry-academic partnering. Evidence that thismodel is working is reported here. Factors thatimpede or facilitate the process at various stagesare discussed.
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|Authors:||Pelletier Dianne ; Diers Donna|
Nursing Specialist Group of the British Computer Society
|Type of publication:||Other|
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