Hospitals use SAS for antibiotic stewardship to focus on using antibiotics in a rational way. The purpose is to reduce antimicrobial resistance and excessive or inappropriate prescription of antibiotics. In this short blog post, I answer five of the most common questions concerning how data can prevent antimicrobial resistance. 1. Why
Stigma and discrimination in behavioral health, while improving, remain obstacles to people seeking care. And any obstacles need to be addressed, because those struggling with behavioral health and mental illness are simply not getting the help they need. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “The percentage of young
The PharmaSUG 2018 conference was held two weeks ago, with great enthusiasm and a record attendance. The highlight for me was the large spread on visual presentation of data, from papers to poster presentations. I will provide a more detailed report on all the exciting graphical presentations. One topic of
Lately, the media has again been focusing on the debate about how we can do more for society's vulnerable groups, including children. This is an important debate and an area that we at SAS already have much experience with: when you apply analytics to the right data, something important happens.
The use of antibiotics is growing rapidly. Excessive or inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics and lack of follow-up on treatments results in antimicrobial resistance. The antimicrobials become resistant, and therefore they do not act on antibiotics as expected. This makes treatment ineffective, and already now 20-50 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions
La medida en que las organizaciones se beneficien de la Inteligencia Artificial, machine learning y la analítica dependerá de sus necesidades y la aplicación que puedan tener para hacerlas más rentables, ágiles y competitivas. La inteligencia artificial (IA) ha estado presente en nuestras vidas más tiempo del que creemos. Está
Landmark population health study involving 50,000 northern Nevadans turns to SAS to reveal hidden health insights These are exciting times in health care. Earlier this week I read that the NIH will soon open enrollment for its “All of Us” initiative. The research program aims to compile the genetic and health
Have you ever lied about your age? When you were younger, perhaps you exaggerated your age to watch an R-rated movie, buy cigarettes, get into a night club, or drink alcohol? And when people reach their 30s or 40s, they might subtract a few years when people ask their age.
As health care evolves, its entire ecosystem – from payers and providers to pharmaceutical companies and government agencies – seeks to find common ground. More data is available than ever. But transforming information into innovation is challenging. Organizations strive to create shared goals, internally and externally, trying to improve patient
How old was the oldest person in your family, or the oldest person you personally know? And how do they compare to the oldest people in the world? ... Perhaps you can easily make the comparison, with this cool graph! But before we get started, here's a picture of my
A while back a user requested to create a 3D WaterFall chart as presented by E Castanon Alvarez et. al. in "3D waterfall plots: a better graphical representation of tumor response in oncology" Annals of Oncology, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 454–456. I posted a blog article titled
Recientemente, el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) llevó a cabo la segunda edición de las Olimpiadas de la Innovación, evento en el que se reunieron las autoridades sanitarias, prestadores de servicios y empresas de tecnología para conocer los avances que hacen posible prestar una atención segura, efectiva, oportuna y
Every day, managers in the health care sector are challenged with demands from politicians and influencers to find new ways to improve the health care sector. One of the biggest challenges for health care management is to handle the digitisation of the sector and to get more value out of
Much of the current artificial intelligence (AI) buzz is around applications like Alexa and Siri, or the use of chatbots in financial services or retail. There is far less talk about what might be possible in life sciences and healthcare with the application of AI, although companies are starting to
La fortaleza que tiene la analítica ahora es la revolución de las tecnologías como la inteligencia artificial (IA) y el aprendizaje automático. Esta amalgama de innovaciones le da a las empresas, de todas las industrias, la oportunidad de llevar a cabo las percepciones que obtienen de sus datos a una
In recent years, regional managers and hospital managers have been challenged with huge pressure for higher quality, more effectiveness and a rising demand for increased digitalisation and use of data. At the same time, they are trying to lower health care costs. It seems like an impossible task, but it
New technologies offering new ways to solve complicated and costly problems are entering the health care sector . Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of them. To succeed with AI, you need to think in an analytical manner, to build an analytical organisation and, as a part of that, you need an analytics
México se encuentra inmerso en la mayor transformación de su historia. Sin importar la inclinación política del gobierno en el poder, las instituciones clave para el desarrollo del país –gracias a su autonomía- innovan a fin de proveer mejores servicios a la ciudadanía y elevar la transparencia de sus operaciones.
The Danish government wants to increase the quality of health care treatments by measuring 25 selected indicators based on eight national values within health care. The purpose is to make it easier for local health care professionals to improve the quality of their work. In 2016 the Danish government introduced
Today it is possible to use freeform text from patient journals in data management to support healthcare professionals in their daily decision making. This blog post elaborates on how hospitals can automate their diagnostic coding to be more efficient, reduce errors, and improve quality and patient safety. This is the second blog
What message do former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner have in common? They all asserted the importance of person-centered care in their respective remarks at HIMSS two weeks ago in Las Vegas. Person-centered care treats the patient/healthcare consumer as an
Cuando usted viaja, va de compras o se hospeda en un hotel espera recibir un servicio de primera, un trato amable y que se cumpla lo que le han prometido. Es lo que exigimos de las empresas y organizaciones con las que tratamos: tener una experiencia que cumpla con nuestras
My buddy Rick Wicklin recently pointed me towards an animation of some opioid prescription rate data for Illinois. And, of course, I decided we needed a similar animation for North Carolina (with a few improvements...) Here's the original, and here are the problems that jump out at me: Counties with
Excellent quality of patient treatment and patient safety is highly prioritised on the health care agenda in the Nordic countries. As a result, the demand for measuring quality has increased, and is closely followed by certain special demands for documentation and data quality. If not handled intelligently, this can be
Working for SAS in the UK public sector is always interesting. This is due largely to the diversity of public sector activities and the innovative ways in which government agencies deploy analytics. Analytics can help reduce costs while protecting and improving delivery of the front-line services upon which we all, to
This article is motivated by a recent question on the SAS Communities board. This user wants to create a series or spline plot where the attributes of the line (color, thickness) can be changed based on another variable. In this case it may be a binary variable with "0" and
La información genómica, las pruebas clínicas, los expedientes médicos electrónicos, los estudios de investigación y los resultados de las investigaciones pueden derivar en descubrimientos relevantes y apoyar a las autoridades sanitarias para tomar mejores decisiones. Como muchas otras disciplinas tecnológicas, la analítica se está aprovechando para hacer frente a las
Survival plots are automatically created by the LIFETEST procedure. These graphs are most often customized to fit the needs of SAS users. One way to create the customized survival plot is to save the generated data from the LIFETEST procedure, and then use the SGPLOT procedure to create your custom
The concepts of digitization and digitalization in the public sector cover a whole range of activities around building an efficient economy based on data and services delivered through electronic channels. This economy is, above all, designed to be efficient and friendly for citizens.