Combining and analyzing health registries, clinical data bases, medical records and financial information allows assessing efficiency of current medical practices and eases the establishment of new medical policies.
Typical applications include
- Health policy-making: combining public demographic, geographic, medical data with health registries will provide insight on current real-world practices, enable the detection of inefficient policies or behaviors, and allow for improving guidelines or health-economics at a large scale.
- Patient care optimization: in hospital or remotely, make better decisions regarding treatment pathways, and better monitor care.
See an example we developed in rheumatology, combining five different databases, in order to build a tool allowing for elicitation of actual prescription policies of biological drugs: TARDIS Explorer