There has been growing momentum in self-management care and organisations supporting patients with long-term conditions to manage their own health. Patients can take an active role in maintaining their wellbeing and with wearable technology advancing data is becoming available to patients and healthcare service providers.
Data analytics within healthcare has the potential to transform patient care and the health sector in many ways. The analysis of data can help gain insights and support decision-making by collecting data from a variety of areas like medical costs, clinical data, patient behaviour and pharmaceuticals. Because healthcare data is so complex and can be difficult to process there are some barriers but here are 4 benefits and a look at some examples of how data analytics is being used.
The healthcare industry produces and gathers a huge amount of data and this data has the potential to be used in predictive analytics modelling to help improve and forecast the demand on healthcare services. There are many ways in which predictive analytics could be used. Some companies are looking at forecasting hospital readmissions and others looking at predicting specific patient illnesses before they become serious.
Inpatient Waiting Times
In Northern Ireland inpatient waiting times are increasing and becoming longer compared with other parts of the UK.
Providers in the healthcare industry must take every precaution to ensure the data they are handling is protected with levels of data security and privacy.
Healthcare systems generate huge amounts of data and this opens the opportunity for data discovery, artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide insight, synchronise data between silos, optimise innovation, enhance decision making and increase efficiency of research.
Processing video and sensor data faster than your competitors is critical to becoming the world-leader in autonomous driving. Growing fleets of self-driving cars generating huge volumes of data means the cost and effort to manage these can get out of control. Data optimisation can help accelerate analytical research and data processing.
A group of employees from Anaeko has raised donations for people living with cancer by hosting an event as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World Biggest Coffee Morning.
The event was held on on Friday 27th September at Anaeko’s Belfast Office.