Three Ways Data Analytics can Enhance Patient Care

Three Ways Data Analytics can Enhance Patient Care

Predictive analytics can help save expenses dramatically at a population level by forecasting which patients are at higher risk for disease and arranging early intervention before issues arise.

FREMONT, CA: Data analytics is the process of analyzing large amounts of aggregated data to extract critical insights and information from it. New software and technology that helps analyze enormous volumes of data for confidential information are increasingly assisting this process. Data analytics in the healthcare system can help detect systemic wastes of resources, track individual practitioner performance, and even track population health and identify persons at risk for chronic diseases. The health system can better distribute resources using this information to maximize revenue, population health, and patient care.

Here are three ways data analytics can enhance patient care:

Patient Cost

Ongoing healthcare analytics can aid in the identification of significant trends, which can lead to a better knowledge of population health. Physicians can use a system of interconnected electronic health records that provides extensive information that can help them save money by minimizing unneeded care. Prescriptive analytics can also predict individual patient expenses by finding trends in population results; by doing so, the healthcare system can better deploy employees and resources to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency.

Predicting Risk

Chronic disease treatment is one of the most expensive aspects of the healthcare industry. Predictive analytics can help save expenses dramatically at a population level by forecasting which patients are at higher risk for disease and arranging early intervention before issues arise. This entails combining data from many different sources. Medical history, demographic or socioeconomic background, and comorbidities are among them.

Evaluating Practitioner Performance

Data analytics can provide continual feedback on health care practitioners using ongoing performance evaluations and health data connected to patient wellness. As health care analytics become more well-understood and deployed, beneficial changes in the patient experience and quality of care are expected. Data analytics can be used at the point of delivery to continuously evaluate physicians in real-time to track and enhance practitioners' effective practices and improve patient care.