Developed nations across the world are facing significant pressures in managing healthcare due to aging population and rising healthcare manpower costs. The United Nations Population Division predicts that in 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be in their 60’s as opposed to just 11%. All else equal, an aging population places negative pressures on the nation’s economy due to labor shortages, and possibly declining productivity. The use of information technology is one commonly cited solution to boost productivity in developed nations to manage these healthcare pressures. The use of information technology to digitize the delivery of healthcare services opens up opportunities for applying data analytics in the management of healthcare. Below are the description of two studies that rely on health analytics. One is a completed study and the other is a research study in progress.
Below are two showcase projects to illustrate our ongoing research efforts.