Analytics holds promise for AF preventative health care

The Air Force Medical Service, which has patient data at 75 locations in the United States and overseas, is turning to analytics software to improve patient care and support research into preventive medicine and disease management, reports Government Computer News.

Led by the Air Force Surgeon General’s office, the service will deploy a global dashboard to improve operational and clinical decision support using SAS Business Intelligence and High-Performance Analytics software.

The Air Force Medical Service “has lots of data all over the place” but now has a single data ecosystem and strategy to access data in real time, said Col. Albert Bonnema, chief medical information officer for the AFMS Office of the CIO.

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