When hospitals know more about their patients they can provide a higher quality of care. Seems simple, right? It is when you have big data on your side.What does big data look like at a hospital?
To answer the question, we need to look at analytics on billing data, devices, patient information and so much more. Patient clinical data, derived from any type of electronic health-record system, and let’s face it, even hand-written information has to be entered electronically these days, can all be pulled easily with the help of data. This means that patients are more closely monitored and cared for.
Additionally, it leads to increased transparency in operations, leading to lower costs, increased revenue, and reduced risks in a hospital.
It’s all for the patient
It allows hospitals to track successes, such as what went well for patients with specific ailments so that they can continually learn how to provide better care for its patients.
And that’s what it’s all about – improving patient care, it allows clinicians to know exact changes in heart rate, blood pressure, etc. in real time so that they can react immediately.
Take it a step further
When big data is taken a step further, hospitals can combine data to know how many patients had a particular outbreak in a region or state. This can track health concerns and successes across the nation, and eventually the world. This can also track trends in emergency visits and the reasons behind them to help hospitals alleviate others’ workloads when volume is high. Working together, with the data, means patients are the first priority in healthcare.
Big data can save lives, period.
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