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Epidemioloog, data scientist, data-analist, ... Wat is de rol van een data-expert in het medisch-microbiologisch laboratorium?

Berends, M., Euser, S., Hassing, E., Hazenberg, E., Juurlink, M., Roelofs, Y., van Rooijen, M., Souverein, D., Terporten, P., Tinga, M., Voor in 't holt, A., van Weerdenburg, I. & Fonville, J., 1-Jul-2019, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Medische Microbiologie. 27, 2, p. 74-84 11 p.

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  • Matthijs Berends
  • Sjoerd Euser
  • Erwin Hassing
  • Eric Hazenberg
  • Malou Juurlink
  • Yvonne Roelofs
  • Martijn van Rooijen
  • Dennis Souverein
  • Peter Terporten
  • Mark Tinga
  • Anne Voor in 't holt
  • Ingrid van Weerdenburg
  • Judith Fonville
There is a growing need for data analysis in medi­cal microbiological laboratories in the Netherlands. However, an organisation can only be data-driven if supported by high-quality data, appropriate orga­nisational and IT structures, and of course the pre­sence of a knowledgeable data expert. 'Data ex­pert' is an umbrella term covering the differing work packages of epidemiologists, data scientists, and data analysts. We offer guidance and expecta­tion management for laboratories that would like to recruit such professionals, to mitigate the risk of listing impossible job profiles. After all, complex analyses are only possible with appropriate sup­port and a good data-mindset in the organisation. Furthermore, this article describes the impact of data-driven medical microbiology. To this end, asistance, to inform optimal therapeutic choices, to provide feedback on diagnostic practices, to gua­rantee quality, and to support surveillance and in­fection prevention efforts. lf the data expert is em­braced by the medical microbiology laboratory and organisation, this professional will prosper and make substantial contributions to improved quality of healthcare, lower costs, and increased customer satisfaction.
Translated title of the contributionEpidemiologist, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, ... What is the role of a data expert in the medical microbiological laboratory?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)74-84
Number of pages11
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Medische Microbiologie
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jul-2019
Externally publishedYes

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