Data science and its application in anesthesiology

Shemila Abbasi, Usama Ahmed, Fauzia Anis Khan

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Electronic health records have brought about vast improvement in all aspects of healthcare. 'Anesthesia Information Management System' is a specialized form of electronic health record system that is used to record all of the events taking place during the perioperative period, such as clinical procedures performed, physiologic changes that may happen and the medications administered. Based on anesthetic data many databases have been developed internationally for quality improvement in anesthesiology and to know the research outcomes. At an individual clinical level, big anesthesia data is not yet present, unless waveforms and continuous numerical data of intraoperative physiologic variables is recorded. Though the initiative for big data has taken up by some healthcare institutions in the health data management but our country is still far behind in this field. This editorial is aimed to highlight the necessity of this system and to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to plan provision of electronic record keeping in operating rooms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAnaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


  • Anesthesiology
  • Data
  • Data Science
  • Electronic Health Records


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