24 June 2013

BIG DATA PROVIDES THREE PATHS TO BETTER PATIENT CARE.

Thanks to increasingly efficient technology, providers are receiving mountains of information. Unfortunately, much of it is not provided in a usable format. However, one group sees three ways patients can benefit from big data.

Health Fidelity, a California-based firm, says big data has the potential to improve the patient experience, reveal inconsistencies and identify best practices. The ability to gather more information about a patient’s medical history allows physicians to take a more proactive approach to care. Big data also provides the analytics to increase the number of quality measures in place and the development of more comprehensive best practice guidelines.

Dan Riskin, M.D., CEO and co-founder of Health Fidelity, sees our current interpretation and use of healthcare information as only the beginning; Big data will greatly improve both the quality and timely delivery of patient care in the years to come.

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http://www.physbiztech.com/best-practices/technology/3-ways-patients-will-benefit-big-data What improvements do you anticipate as a result of big data?