In the news: Data scientist Dennis Horton explains “big data” and disease outbreak modelling

March 27, 2018

On Saturday 24 March, The Advertiser’s Wild Science series featured data scientist Dennis Horton from the Data to Decisions CRC. Dennis is working with Dr Isuru Ranasinghe and his Health Performance and Policy Research Unit at the BHI.

Dennis is hoping to “…use ‘big data’ to reduce cardiac complications, and emergency waiting room times, as well as improving mental health care.” Collaborating with cardiologists from CALHN, Dennis and the Data to Decisions CRC team have already analysed over 100 million healthcare records from over 1000 hospitals in Australia.


The Advertiser article (hard copy shown above) is available online to subscribers only. Photos: Calum Robertson.

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