Analytics, BI, forecasting, decisioning apps- the linked article emphasises these are all a means to and end.
Sometimes, us analytics & BI aficionados lose sight of that in the excitement of the new release and functionality.
Here- the end is saving lives.
Scheijgrond points out, “Data is essential to produce outcomes, access to care and reduced cost. We are a big player in health data, and that includes immunisation.” Digital integration is also key. In the developing world there are “zillions of e-health projects addressing a small part of the health continuum and none of them are integrated. That is where our expertise comes in. If you want to transform healthcare, it can’t be one digital solution for [this] and one digital solution for [that],” he continues. “For example, an IT solution for HIV/Aids needs to be interoperable with IT solutions, ante-natal care, and immunisation in the primary care setting. ”