Automated recording of patient physiology and the increasing use of electronic health records has created vast data sets that may be harnessed to improve care and for research purposes. The scale and the resolution of the data collected have significantly increased with automation. By leveraging informatics techniques used in other setting (e.g. life sciences, economics, sociology, marketing) to analyse data from intensive care patients, we aim to identify patterns that inform clinical care.
We aim to create a culture where evidence and data drive improvement for the benefit of our patients.
Delivering improvements in healthcare based on research or from local data analysis requires adjustment of established behaviours. Data is a powerful driver that informs stakeholders about their performance, and if used appropriately, may support changes in practice and behaviours.