LSBU leads project to examine big data around nursing
08 April 2015
Professor Alison Leary - Chair of Healthcare & Workforce
Modelling at London South Bank University – has partnered with Wolfram
Research and the National Health Service to examine data supplied by University
Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Phase one of
the project will see Oxfordshire-based Wolfram develop algorithms for data supplied
by the Trust, which has a large body of routinely-collected data ready for
analysis. Ultimately the aim will be to help the hospital predict when, where
and how to deploy its staff in any given situation.
"At the moment,
complexities of data and modelling often seem insurmountable to hospitals,
which means knowledge remains hidden," said Professor Leary, who is the project lead.
advanced mathematical models can dramatically improve results, but health is a
very complex area to model. Data is typically fuzzy, so it needs a careful,
sophisticated approach to garner optimised results."