Deakin University has signed a partnership with Max Healthcare, one of the leading chains of hospitals in India for a project that will focus on data analytics for healthcare. Deakin University, Australia and Max Healthcare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to operationalise this collaboration.
Both partners are bringing ‘big data’ to work for medicine with its huge records of patient history – with data on admissions, diagnosis and outcomes, spanning a huge inventory of images, computerised records and registries and the consequent untapped potential to identify critical safety issues, as well as service and clinical efficiencies.
As part of the agreement, Max Healthcare and Deakin University will jointly address this pressing need by leveraging state-of-art and verified techniques in data analytics to support clinical decisions. The outcomes are critically important from economic, patient safety and systems perspectives. The immediate project will focus on heart disease, specifically on patients with index admission [symptoms] of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) or stroke.
This association will be a landmark project and take healthcare management to a different level,” said Sandeep Budhiraja, clinical director and director of the Institute of Internal Medicine, Max Healthcare.
Deakin and Max will share the final model as a prototype programme and the model, if successful, will be implemented at Max Healthcare on cases for over a year and the predictive accuracy would be monitored.
“This area has a tremendous potential, especially in finding the relationship between diseases and drug discovery. Some of the biggest challenges is to analyse the text written by doctors that most hospitals do not have, data for outpatient records and maintaining electronic records of data,” said Anurag Agrawal, principal scientist at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.