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HEARTS is dedicated to promoting the use of data analytics in healthcare analytics and research. Data analytics, while widely used in finance and retail, is a relatively new methodology in healthcare. According to INFORMS, data analytics is "the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions”. This data is used to discover new information in order to validate or refute existing hypotheses, and to facilitate complex decision-making based on complete data sets. Data analytics considers all available options, including uncertainty and risk, by using the latest decision tools and techniques.
HEARTS brings together academics, who tend to focus on the theoretical, and healthcare practitioners, who tend to focus on the practical. To close this gap, HEARTS hosts events and speakers where participants can discuss data analytics across projects and platforms, leveraging on the expertise available in the National University of Singapore, Singapore, and Asia. It is hoped that through this sharing of knowledge, HEARTS can serve as a base for cross-disciplinary collaborations to address local and regional healthcare issues.
Headed by Professor Melvyn Sim (National University of Singapore), the HEARTS working committee includes representatives from the National Healthcare Group, the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the National University Hospital, and the NUS Business School, among others.
HEARTS is hosted by the NUS Global Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore. The NUS Global Asia Institute is working to make NUS into a pre-eminent centre for thought-leadership, research, and education on issues critical to Asia. The National University of Singapore is a leader in the field of statistics and operations research, including data analytics.