Vector Mapping - A Paradigm Shift
4allDoctors has a patent-pending mathematical process that transforms the way medical data is analyzed. We have modeled patient data as a series of vectors, thus making the data quantifiable, measurable, and ultimately actionable.
We turn difficult-to-process medical data into a malleable mathematical model which can accurately assess and evaluate medical treatment outcomes. With this model, medical data can be mathematically transformed to make it usable across a wide variety of platforms and industries.
The vast majority of medical data gathered during patient care are currently nominal data. Specifically the data gathered is just labeled with alpha numeric codes which are not quantifiable or measurable. Thus complex mathematical operations cannot be performed on this data. Nominal data can only provide counts or frequencies of actions taken.
Most medical data systems currently contain a wealth of this nominal data. Because this data is non-quantitative, qualitative and categorical it is difficult to extract quantitative analyses from it. While these data are unquantified, that does not suggest they are unimportant. However by structuring a broader vector mapping across the spectrum of medical data, information can be transformed into quantitative metrics that facilitate comprehensive analyses of care protocols, clinical outcomes, medical technologies and costs.
Vector mapping represents a paradigm shift in the evaluation and utilization of medical data. So much of medical data is subjective, categorical an unquantified. That is not to say that qualitative information is unimportant, but its non-numerical nature makes it more difficult to explore mathematically. The value of the vector mapping is that it takes the rich reservoir of non-quantitative medical data and converts it into a form that can be analyzed and investigated quantitatively. The vector form lends itself well to complex analytic algorithms. We have ability to evaluate medical data from more patients and the ability to analyze more components of their experience, which were previously inaccessible due to their subjective and qualitative nature of the data gathered.
This mapping will enable patient samples to approach the size of the entire US population, thus enabling researchers to gather and access information they would have never dreamed of accessing before. There can never be too much medical data, and our paradigm shift will open the doors for an entire new way at looking at medical procedures, treatments and outcomes.