Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations

Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations

José Machado (University of Minho, Portugal) and António Abelha (University of Minho, Portugal)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 347
ISBN13: 9781466698826|ISBN10: 1466698829|EISBN13: 9781466698833|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9882-6

Description

Business intelligence (BI) tools are capable of working with healthcare data in an efficient manner to generate real-time information and knowledge relevant to the success of healthcare organizations. Further, BI tools benefit healthcare professionals making critical decisions within hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations presents new solutions for data analysis within the healthcare sector in order to improve the quality of medical care and patient quality of life. Business intelligence models and techniques are explored and their benefits for the healthcare sector exposed in this timely research-based publication comprised of chapters written by professionals and researchers from around the world. Hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, biomedical engineers, informatics engineers, and students in graduate-level healthcare management programs will find this publication essential to their professional development and research needs.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical data
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Ethical Concerns
  • Healthcare information systems

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

José Machado is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Informatics of the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal, where he has been since 1988. He got his PhD in Informatics, in 2002, and Habilitation in 2011, and he is now the Director of the Computer Science and Technology Centre (in Portuguese CCTC) and the header of the Computer Science and Technology Group of Centro ALGORITMI. His research interests span the domain of Knowledge and Data Engineering, Health Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. He is the author of over 200 papers in international books, journals and conference proceedings.
António Abelha is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. He got his PhD in 2004. He is a member of ALGORITMI research centre and co-founder of the Knowledge and Data Engineering Lab. His research interests span the domain of Knowledge and Data Engineering, Health Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. He is the author of over 150 papers in international books, journals and conference proceedings.

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