An OLAP-enabled software environment for modelling patient flow

Vasilakis, Christos, El-Darzi, Elia and Chountas, Panagiotis (2006) An OLAP-enabled software environment for modelling patient flow. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 261-266. ISBN 142440195X


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On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) tools use multidimensional views to provide quick access to information. They have become the de facto standard in the business world for analytical databases. In health care, care givers and managers could benefit from being able to perform interactive data exploration, ad-hoc analysis and possibly discover hidden trends and patterns in health data. However, health data have unique characteristics that distinguish them from common business examples, an aspect that makes the direct adaptation of the already established business oriented solutions difficult. In this paper we report the development of an OLAP system for analyzing hospital discharge data and for modeling hospital length of stay.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: On-line analytical processing (OLAP), health systems, patient flow
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:31

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