Health data collected from patient care is very valuable when utilised efficiently. By taking advantage and learning from the data, healthcare organisations can act more proactive, fact based and health preventative. Healthcare staff and hospital managements can make more informed decisions. This will improve care for patients locally, nationally & globally and reduce the cost of care delivery. The data used in research projects at HDC is handled in a secure and confidential manner.
The approach in information driven care is to see the world, or at least the healthcare world, as it is and not as one wishes it to be. A cornerstone is therefore to take advantage of all the data that already exists in the healthcare system and which is generated in huge amounts every day.
– From "A handbook for information driven care – insights from the inside", page 53