Clinical data mining in an allied health organisation: a real
Edited by Roslyn Giles, Irwin Epstein and Anne Vertigan
Sydney University Press
Clinical data mining in an allied health organisation: a real world experience shows how data-mining methodology can be used to promote quality management and research in the work of allied health professions. A collection of clinical data-mining projects, conducted by a variety of discipline-specific and multidisciplinary allied health groups in regional Australia, illustrate the application of the Epstein's clinical data-mining research methodology. The chapters reflect on the ways in which this approach transforms practice by encouraging practitioner and organisational learning, client-focused service improvement and professional role satisfaction.
This book is aimed at allied health, medical and nursing professionals interested in clinical practice research, quality management and those who wish to start small-scale research projects without large grants. It will be also of interest to health service managers seeking information about data-mining methodology and its use in a clinical setting.
About the editors
Roslyn Giles is a senior lecturer in social work and policy studies at the University of Sydney. Prior to becoming an academic Roslyn held the position of Social Work Area Advisor in Hunter New England Health. She has researched and published in the areas of health social work practice and social work practice education.
Professor Irwin Epstein occupies the Helen Rehr Chair of Applied Social Work Research at Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York. Author of several books and numerous articles on the subject, his career has been devoted to practice-research integration and utilisation by health, mental health and child welfare practitioners.
Dr Anne Vertigan is the Area Profession Director for Speech Pathology in Hunter New England Health and chair of the Allied Health Research Committee. Clinical and research interests include irritable larynx syndrome, voice disorders and dysphagia.