While computers and the internet have provided us with new tools for exchanging data between healthcare professionals, timely access to all relevant information pertaining to a particular patient remains a challenge.
Patient history and treatment details tend to be scattered across several systems, and there is no clear-cut path for obtaining access to the latest and most accurate information. When the Cell Platform technology is used to integrate systems, most data quality problems can be avoided, and as a result, the number of mistakes in diagnostics and patient care can be reduced significantly.
The video below provides a very good illustration of the business case for using software systems to track and measure behaviour in logistical systems. Regarding the concrete example, with a bit of smart software, every instance of hand washing could be counted automatically. Additionally, for a number of reasons, software already tracks, or should track, all the procedures performed by a doctor. Calculating a hygiene rating is easy.
This 5-minute video is a brilliant introduction to metadata, even though it does not even mention the dreaded "M" word. Along the way it explains how common human behavioural patterns affect the quality of science, data, and software.
The coordination of people, facilities, and resources is an ongoing challenge in a rapidly evolving business environment. Logistical capabilities represent the glue in the value cycle that includes suppliers, internal operations, and customers.