Purpose This study aims to provide a picture of the current state of art in the use of big data for decision-making processes for the management of health-care organizations. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review was carried out. The research uses two analyses: descriptive analysis, describing the evolution of citations; keywords; and the ten most influential papers, and bibliometric analysis, for content evaluation, for which a cluster analysis was performed. Findings A total of 48 articles were selected for bibliographic coupling out of an initial sample of more than 5,000 papers. Of the 48 articles, 29 are linked on the basis of their bibliography. Clustering the 29 articles on the basis of actual content, four research areas emerged: quality of care, quality of service, crisis management and data management. Originality/value Health-care organizations believe strongly that big data can become the most effective tool for correctly influencing the decision-making processes. Thus, more and more organizations continue to invest in big data analytics, and the literature on this topic has expanded rapidly. This study seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the different streams of literature existing, together with gaps in research and future perspectives. The literature is mature enough for an analysis to be made and provide managers with useful insights on opportunities, criticisms and perspectives on the use of big data for health-care organizations. However, to date, there is no comprehensive literature review on the big data analysis in health care. Furthermore, as big data is a "sexy catchphrase," more clarity on its usage may be needed. It represents an important tool to be investigated and its great potential is often yet to be discovered. This study thus sheds light on emerging issues and suggests further research that may be needed.

Big data analysis for decision-making processes: challenges and opportunities for the management of health-care organizations / Fanelli, S; Pratici, L; Salvatore, Fp; Donelli, Cc; Zangrandi, A. - In: MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REVIEW. - ISSN 2040-8269. - 46:3(2023), pp. 369-389. [10.1108/MRR-09-2021-0648]

Big data analysis for decision-making processes: challenges and opportunities for the management of health-care organizations

Fanelli, S
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Pratici, L;Donelli, CC;Zangrandi, A
2023-01-01

Abstract

Purpose This study aims to provide a picture of the current state of art in the use of big data for decision-making processes for the management of health-care organizations. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review was carried out. The research uses two analyses: descriptive analysis, describing the evolution of citations; keywords; and the ten most influential papers, and bibliometric analysis, for content evaluation, for which a cluster analysis was performed. Findings A total of 48 articles were selected for bibliographic coupling out of an initial sample of more than 5,000 papers. Of the 48 articles, 29 are linked on the basis of their bibliography. Clustering the 29 articles on the basis of actual content, four research areas emerged: quality of care, quality of service, crisis management and data management. Originality/value Health-care organizations believe strongly that big data can become the most effective tool for correctly influencing the decision-making processes. Thus, more and more organizations continue to invest in big data analytics, and the literature on this topic has expanded rapidly. This study seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the different streams of literature existing, together with gaps in research and future perspectives. The literature is mature enough for an analysis to be made and provide managers with useful insights on opportunities, criticisms and perspectives on the use of big data for health-care organizations. However, to date, there is no comprehensive literature review on the big data analysis in health care. Furthermore, as big data is a "sexy catchphrase," more clarity on its usage may be needed. It represents an important tool to be investigated and its great potential is often yet to be discovered. This study thus sheds light on emerging issues and suggests further research that may be needed.
2023
Big data analysis for decision-making processes: challenges and opportunities for the management of health-care organizations / Fanelli, S; Pratici, L; Salvatore, Fp; Donelli, Cc; Zangrandi, A. - In: MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REVIEW. - ISSN 2040-8269. - 46:3(2023), pp. 369-389. [10.1108/MRR-09-2021-0648]
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