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Title Data resource profile : Regional healthcare information platform in Halland, Sweden, a dedicated environment for healthcare research
Author Awais Ashfaq and Stefan Lönn and Håkan Nilsson and Jonny Eriksson and Japneet Kwatra and Zayed Yasin and Jonathan E Slutzman and Thomas Wallenfeldt and Ziad Obermeyer and Philip D Anderson and Markus Lingman
Year 2019
PublicationType Journal Paper
Journal International Journal of Epidemiology
HostPublication
Conference
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz262
Diva url http://hh.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=1&pid=diva2:1313026
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.