R in Healthcare

R in Healthcare

June 28, 2021

Supporting the advanced analytic needs of an active academic healthcare organization requires tools and practices that enhance the application of statistical and algorithmic approaches. To positively impact care, system operations, or even well-being at the community level, these tools need to support solutions that can be rapidly deployed and communicated as well as reproduced when studying longitudinal trends.

At Children’s Wisconsin, we are using R and RStudio’s suite of tools to enable forecasting, modeling, and data mining among other data science activities. We communicate the results of our efforts using interactive applications built with Shiny as well as reports and push analytics created using RMarkdown. This talk will discuss how we have developed this capability and provide a few examples of the applications that have been created to support our vision that the kids of Wisconsin will be the healthiest in the nation.