If you have read this somewhere, the future of healthcare is analytics, you have read the future right. Data analytics companies using healthcare analytics have changed the way we look at healthcare and the way health & care is being offered to the patients. The whole evolution has given way to more evolved, transparent and experience-rich healthcare solutions from both patient and care-giver’s perspective.
Currently only a part of healthcare analytics is being used to make decisions, and accelerate caregiving opportunities but, with time the massive amounts of data will be studied and insights derived to improve healthcare.
What’s new in healthcare?
Healthcare analytics has given rise to a whole new type of healthcare which includes remote consultation and remote monitoring that incorporates mobile, wearable and other emerging technologies.
Let’s say when hospitals are operating manually, they add up the labour costs, which are eventually added to the cost of care. To prevent this, many hospitals opt for automated processes wherever they can. This way they have managed to reduce the healthcare costs.
Healthcare records have gone from being manually logged to getting electronically logged, adding to the Big Data. All information related to the patient is electronically saved, making it easy for the patient as well as the care giver. If the patient changes the doctor, the EHR helps the doctor get an idea of the patient’s history and the previous medications.
Healthcare analytics plays a pivotal role in determining the patient’s health, thus allowing remote care. If the patient’s blood pressure shows a massive rise or decline, the wearable will detect and send an alert to the app in the care giver’s phone, thus allowing the caregiver to take immediate and effective action. Such analytics helps in making informed decisions.
Data analytics companies like DCube offers predictive analytics for healthcare which helps doctors improve the patient’s treatment continually, offering better medication, and accelerating their recovery.