An engine for automatic transformation of Excel models to JavaScript

A few years ago Digital Health Outcomes faced a need to develop an engine core which would be able to automatically transform Excel models with all their logic, formulas and dependencies to JavaScript. The reasoning was simple: instead of doing the whole transformation process every time for each model, it was enough to write the core once and then use it for all the subsequent case, thus significantly reducing development time.

The goal was clear and the challenge was accepted.

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Digital Technologies in Healthcare and obstacles to their adoption in large organisations

In the current age of rapidly developing informational technologies they are literally impacting more and more spheres of social life, and Healthcare has not been an exception. Such notions as Digital Marketing and eDetailing have infiltrated pharmaceutical and life science industries long ago and reliably anchored within. This process quickly included the products of fast growing market of mobile/tablet devices and other gadgets. Thus, new user-friendly application development opportunities were discovered, often accompanied by cloud-based technologies, which are globally accessible and synched.

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What are the Advantages of Web Based Health Economics Models for Devices Market Access ?

Despite the prevailing trend of “consumerization of information technologies”, many mathematical models in various industries (life science, financial, R&D etc.) remains Excel-based. Yet a few years ago, IT was mostly associated with technical specialists – people with sufficient software/hardware knowledge and skills, but recently IT has become more accessible and easy to use for wider audience. Thus, removing main barriers for transformation of mathematical models (health economics, financial, etc) into a more interactive and customer-oriented form with much wider scope for development and customization.

Needless to say, custom development, as against traditional Excel, also enables new presentation layer options, which usually take the form of nice looking and interactive dashboards, while model inputs are done in the form of interactive sliders, drop boxes, radio buttons, checkboxes etc.

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