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Data Analytics to Play a Promising Role in The Future of Healthcare

Oct 10, 2017

Big data analytics is still new in the game, but it is changing the way in which business decisions are being made. Today, healthcare organizations have started realizing the importance of data analytics in extracting patient-specific data and providing better and customized services to each customer, playing a prominent role in the future of healthcare industry.

Areas That Will Improve With Data Analytics

Data analytics is believed to be a significant contributor to the promising future of healthcare industry as a whole. According to a research, some of the critical areas that would benefit from the implementation of big data analytics are:

  • Clinical trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Health insurance
  • Patient care
  • Medical billing operations

Role Of Data Analytics In The Future Of Healthcare

Data analytics is said to change the way in which the healthcare industry is viewed currently. Some of the main reasons how they contribute to the healthcare industry are –

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Personalized Medicines and treatments :

Getting data such as patients’ medical history, ingredient allergies, dosage details, diet information, other social factors, etc. help develop customized medication prescription for each patient. The doctors can also identify if the patient is allergic to any particular ingredient in the prescribed medicines and make alterations accordingly.

Improves Patient Care

The future of healthcare depends largely on patient’s satisfaction and treatments being offered. Many organizations in the healthcare industry have switched to maintaining electronic medical data. This helps doctors access the medical history of the patient easily and prescribe the most suitable medicine for a patient.

Prevents Fraudulent Behavior

The future of healthcare lies in the trust gained from patients. Fraudulent transactions can be identified through the use of data analytics. It can also stop fraudulent transactions from the doctors who claim extra funds for the treatments that were not carried out for the patient. Also, the over-utilization of treatments/medicines prescribed can be detected through data analytics. The patient’s and the hospital’s interests are equally protected using this technology.

Though big data analytics may be a relatively new buzzword in the healthcare industry, it has already started to gain a foothold in shaping the future of healthcare. With more and more healthcare institutions switching to the electronic medium of data entry, it has become easier to implement big data analytics and extract various algorithms of data to provide better services.

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