Clean Air for Healthcare
A use case had been identified were Anaeko could provide informative dashboards in order to determine and understand the relationship between air quality and health conditions.
There is a wealth of data within healthcare industries from patient, research or physician data and there is no doubt that harnessing this data will lead to new technologies, innovation and improved patient care.
55% of the population live in urban environments and these environments play an essential role in human health and wellbeing. Air pollution contains air particulate matter, PM2.5, that can stay in the air for long periods of time and be inhaled deep into the lungs. Pollution within urban areas can have an affect on asthma sufferers and "Around two thirds of people with asthma tell us poor air quality makes their asthma worse, putting them at risk of an asthma attack." (www.asthma.org.uk).
In the late 1990’s, several new methodologies began to gain acceptance in the software development community. These methodologies emphasised close collaboration between the development teams and business stakeholders; frequent delivery of business value, tight, self-organising teams; and smart ways to write, test, and deliver code.
There has been growing momentum in self-management care and organisations supporting patients with long-term conditions to manage their own health. Patients can take an active role in maintaining their wellbeing and with wearable technology advancing data is becoming available to patients and healthcare service providers.
Data analytics within healthcare has the potential to transform patient care and the health sector in many ways. The analysis of data can help gain insights and support decision-making by collecting data from a variety of areas like medical costs, clinical data, patient behaviour and pharmaceuticals. Because healthcare data is so complex and can be difficult to process there are some barriers but here are 4 benefits and a look at some examples of how data analytics is being used.
Here is a list of 7 TED talks you have to watch about behaviour, data analytics, predictive analytics, data visualization, big data, insights, open data, international aid and open source government.