A Study on the Conceptual Frame Work of Dataware Housing in Health Sector in Pakistan A Case Study of a Hospital System and Disease (Hepatitis C)

Anwar Ali Sathio

Abstract


The decisions of people about medical treatments have a great impact on their lives. Health related sectors and patients often make decisions without complete understanding of the medical circumstances. The main cause is that health related data are available in fragmented, disparate and heterogeneous data silos. Without a centralized data warehouse structure to integrate these data silos, it is highly unlikely and impractical for the users (of concerned departments) to get all the information required on time to make a correct decision.  In this research study, a case study has been discussed  hospital system  and a disease (Hepatitis C only ) through literature review, it was found that in government hospital the data recorded  analyzed in old fashioned, manually where as in private hospitals  there is computerized Database to record the patients data, but failure is that there is no coordination between government and private hospitals to share the patients history and also no concept of Database overall in government hospitals in  Pakistan. After all , in this research study, a conceptual frame work has been discussed and proposed model for implementation of Dataware house in   health sector to centralized the data for analysis and decision making .Outcomes of this research are: one is ; documenting the comparisons of data warehousing architectures, logical and conceptual data warehousing models, other is proposing a data-warehousing model ( taking one disease Hepatitis C )  as model for implementation which is suitable for Government Health Sector as well as  other concerned departments  in Pakistan.ext fonts are prescribed; please do not alter them.


Keywords


Clinical Data Integration; Clinical Data Warehousing; eHealth; Electronic Health Record.

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