Advanced Analytics in Multiple Sclerosis Research

The multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) is among the largest in the world. While considerable data is collected from the MS clinic in both structured and unstructured form, the ability to glean this information to assess quality of care and conduct advanced analytics such as predictive modeling is limited. In this project, a quality improvement dashboard will be developed based on automation of clinical information extraction process.

The “CARE” (Clinical Analytics for Real-World Evidence) Platform

The healthcare industry is shifting from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) care to real world data (RWD) to understand how well an intervention performs in clinical practice. The best source of RWD is source data – that is, data that are collected at the interface of the patient and the health care system.