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MSc: Darrel goes NO-SHOW

posted Aug 23, 2013, 5:36 AM by Marco Spruit   [ updated Aug 23, 2013, 5:37 AM ]
This morning Darrel Farro graduated on the crossroads of data analytics and medical informatics with his MSc thesis "The Healthcare No-show Reduction Method" for which we awarded him with an 8! This method is applicable for hospitals, clinics or other medical care centers that want to reduce their no-show rate, i.e. the number of patients that do not turn up for their scheduled appointments, by following these phases: Select dataset, analyze demographic factors, analyze environmental factors, analyze patients’ behaviors and analyze doctors. Based on the gathered knowledge from the prior phases, a plan to reduce the amount of no-show patients can be created and suitable interventions can be employed to tackle the no-show patients.