Publications:Data Profile : Regional Healthcare Information Platform in Halland, Sweden


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Title Data Profile : Regional Healthcare Information Platform in Halland, Sweden
Author Awais Ashfaq and Stefan Lönn and Håkan Nilsson and Jonny Eriksson and Japneet Kwatra and Zayed Yasin and Jonathan Slutzman and Thomas Wallenfeldt and Ziad Obermeyer and Philip Anderson and Markus Lingman
Year 2019
PublicationType Journal Paper
Journal International Journal of Epidemiology
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Abstract Accurate and comprehensive healthcare data coupled with modern analytical tools can play a vital role in enabling care providers to make better-informed decisions, leading to effective and cost-efficient care delivery. This paper describes a novel strategic healthcare analysis and research platform that encapsulates 360-degree pseudo-anonymized data covering clinical, operational capacity and financial data on over 500,000 patients treated since 2009 across all care delivery units in the county of Halland, Sweden. The over-arching goal is to develop a comprehensive healthcare data infrastructure that captures complete care processes at individual, organizational and population levels. These longitudinal linked healthcare data are a valuable tool for research in a broad range of areas including health economy and process development using real world evidence.Key messagesStructured and standardized variables have been linked from different regional healthcare sources into a research information platform including all healthcare visits in the county of Halland in Sweden, from 2009 to date.Since 2015, the regional information platform integrates a cost component to each healthcare visit: thus being able to quantify patient level value, safety and cost efficiency across the continuum of care.