From insight to treatment
“Power BI is a Business Intelligence solution. It creates interactive presentations that organise and visualise data,” Marcus from Amesto explains. The solution allows you to make better decisions based on data. It links to data from several sources of platforms and from different systems.
The solution was developed in alignment with the guidelines from Norsk Datasenter. It was built in order to make large volumes of anonymised data available for the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies. The anonymised data is available to therapists throughout the country, while only the actual therapist of the patient is able to view individual patients’ data history via the use of secure servers and ID cards.
Specialist Psychologist and Researcher Harald Bækkelund led the pilot project on behalf of the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies. He explains that they realised their solution was to reducing the time for the therapist before treatment, which in turn made it possible for the therapists to offer help to the patient more quickly.
“As part of the consultation, patients respond to questions via an iPad. As soon as the patient has submitted their response, the therapist will be presented with a report containing curves and graphs based on the information given. Therapists are also presented with important information such as suicide risk alerts, allowing the treatment provider to ask additional questions to identify any underlying factors and facilitate quick and appropriate treatment.
“Previously, the first consultation would only include the patient’s submission of information. The patient would then have to wait untill next consultation before they could start discussing the issues at hand based on the patients responds. For someone struggling, this wait can be a long time. This is precisely why this solution is so important,” Thale adds.