OPERATIONS & CLINICAL
OR CARE PROCESSES
Contributed by SingHealth
How might we leverage technology and big data to prioritise care for patients based on clinical need and urgency?
Given finite healthcare resources, we aim to harness technology and big data to prioritise care for patients based on clinical need and urgency. We envision a platform powered by predictive analytics, which will empower the medical teams to execute clinical interventions to provide targeted patient care and optimise the healthcare resources.
Prioritising access to care based on patient risk profiles can assist in optimal allocation of healthcare resources, thereby maximising care outcomes for patients.
For example, with platforms that leverage predictive tools and algorithms, patients may be categorised and stratified according to risk , and the appropriate level of care is administered based on the risk categories. This not only ensures that patients receive the best care possible, it also empowers clinicians in clinical decision-making and generates potential time savings when only a subset of patients require intensive follow-up consultations.