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Healthcare Analytics Market Size to Cross $18,250.8 million by 2025

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Healthcare Analytics Market Size to Cross $18,250.8 million by 2025

Emergence of Big Data in healthcare and its impact on healthcare analytics market growth and set to exceed USD 18,250.8 million by 2025

There has been a significant paradigm shift in recent years pertaining to the collection, storage, maintenance, management and analysis of data. Over the years, bolstered by the wave of digitalization sweeping across the globe, data collection is transitioning gradually from paper-based charts to digital real-time analytics systems. 

This new data ecosystem is designed not just to enhance disease prevention rates but also to improve medical diagnostics, administer medications securely and augment overall treatment processes. Consequently, healthcare offerings are evolving from a one-size-fits-all approach to more patient-centric, customized treatment plans. 

The rising prevalence of big data owing to digitization of analytics is promoting the adoption of electronic health records or EHRs for patient’s health data collection, which is likely to add great impetus to global healthcare analytics market expansion.

The evolution of the healthcare landscape is generating immense demand for advanced healthcare data analytics. 

Healthcare analytics or clinical data analytics entails the use of EHRs to garner actionable insights into patient’s health condition and develop suitable treatment plans.

As the number of patients seeking healthcare solutions continues to surge and resources continue to deplete, conventional claims-based analytics systems are unable to accommodate the rapidly arising healthcare issues. This combined with the immense capacity of clinical data in EHRs is a major driving force behind the popularity of advanced healthcare analytics.

Considering the prolific expansion of the healthcare industry, numerous industry players are making persistent efforts towards enhancing health data analytics systems to streamline patient care.

For instance, InterSystems has recently partnered with digital engineering expert Virtusa in a bid to advance healthcare data analytics capabilities in vLife, Virtusa’s cloud-based life sciences platform.

The system comprises a robust, HIPAA-compliant data repository with multiple sources of data. Additionally, the platform features pre-built APIs as well as AI and machine learning-based models.

Prediction to Prevention – The Significance of Predictive Analysis in Healthcare Applications

Predictive analytics is a sophisticated healthcare data analytics tool that leverages historical data and real-time information in order to forecast potential outcomes. Considering the healthcare landscape, predictive analytics can be applied to consumer, claims or patient data through which healthcare workers can predict patterns or trends which can help enhance patient care or outreach programs.

To illustrate, according to a 2017 study, the University of Pennsylvania utilized a predictive analytics tool integrated with machine learning and EHR information to detect severe sepsis or septic shock in on-track patients, nearly 12 hours before the condition manifested.

Burgeoning need for Real-Time Healthcare Solutions

Empowered by the digital revolution, a large number of healthcare management systems are now leveraging real-time, event-driven data feeds. 

Since healthcare is a real-time activity, the ability to accumulate health-related data in real-time is a great boon for healthcare workers and clinicians. It gives them the ability to make point-of-care lifesaving decisions and reduce the dependency on resources, thereby cutting back treatment costs to a significant extent.

Real-time analytics demonstrate great potential in various healthcare-related scenarios; for instance, in the case of a patient’s blood pressure signifying an alarming increase, the healthcare analytics will send a real-time report to the doctor, who can immediately act on administering suitable measures to counteract the condition.

Many prominent industry players are working towards adopting real-time monitoring into their product innovations. For example, Apple has just revealed a new Apple Watch Series 4 with an integrated EKG (electrocardiogram) features, which helps users track their cardiovascular information in real time and alert them to any undiagnosed conditions.

Healthcare Analytics Transformation through Big Data

The emergence of big data has brought about a tremendous shift in the way data is collected, analyzed and used in a plethora of industries. Big data comprises large quantities of data generated through digitization of myriad sources, which is then merged and analyzed by specialized technologies. When used in healthcare analytics, big data makes use of population or individual-specific health data which can potentially mitigate the risk of epidemic, treat maladies and reduce costs, among other benefits.

In light of the changing healthcare spectrum, more and more physicians are basing their decisions on ample quantities of clinical data instead of simply asserting their professional theoretical opinion. 

With the healthcare industry swelling and more and more data being collected, professionals need a support system to ensure proper management and application of data. This is perhaps why the demand for big data analytics across the healthcare sector is witnessing such tremendous growth.

The U.S healthcare analytics market is currently making immense strides in big data analytics, by ensuring the adoption of EHRs across nearly 94% hospitals. A major industry player in the U.S market is Kaiser Permanente, who has developed and integrated a novel system called Health Connect. This system allows data sharing across multiple facilities and streamlines the use of EHRs.  

Source: https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/healthcare-analytics-market 

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UPS Flight Forward Boasts First-Ever Part 135 Standard Certification

Drones continue to make news headlines with the latest announcement from UPS Flight Forward, Inc. confirming the first-ever government-approved Part 135 Standard certification awarded by the FAA earlier this week. This certification – which is known as the highest level, supports the UPS subsidiary to further opportunities in drone deliveries including operating drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS).

“This is history in the making, and we aren’t done yet,” said David Abney, UPS chief executive officer. “Our technology is opening doors for UPS and solving problems in unique ways for our customers. We will soon announce other steps to build out our infrastructure, expand services for healthcare customers and put drones to new uses in the future.”

UPS Flight Forward deployed the first BVLOS drone delivery to WakeMed’s hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina shortly after receiving the certification. The government-exempted BVLOS flight was carried out by Matternet’s M2 quadcopter. UPS partnered with drone creator Matternet earlier this year to expand supporting healthcare delivery operations specifically for WakeMed’s hospital campus. These operations further reiterate the demand for efficient, speedy deliveries for the medical industry and its patients.

“UPS Flight Forward is benefitting from our knowledge as one of the world’s leading airlines. The Flight Forward organization is building a full-scale drone operation based on the rigorous reliability, safety, and control requirements of the FAA,” Abney said.

The Part 135 Standard certification carries significant advantages with minimal restrictions to UPS, such as no limits on the scale of operations, unlimited numbers of drones and remote operators, cargo weights exceeding 55 pounds, and more. By obtaining this certification, common barriers associated with drone deliveries are eliminated.

“This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina and building on the success of the national UAS Integration Pilot Program to maintain American leadership in unmanned aviation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

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How Technology Can Make Health Care Cheaper and More Efficient

As the rising costs of health care remain a major concern for consumers, industry experts say new technology could help reduce costs and increase efficiency — a potential win-win for patients and providers.

The way advancements in technology could work for both involves the accumulation and distribution of patient data, says Alex Zlatin, CEO of Maxim Software Systems (alexzlatin.com).

“Whether it’s related to doctors’ offices, specialists, hospitals or oral care, data is the foundation to curb costs,” says Zlatin, the author of Responsible Dental Ownership. “Data is the key to delivering accountable, affordable and informed care.

“While many have struggled to use data effectively, the time is ripe for the industry to become data-driven and, with that, align costs, procedures, and outcomes. Researchers and innovators are bringing medical care and the dental industry into a new era of trying to improve effectiveness and curb the cost of care. But it’s the responsibility of providers and their offices to stay current with data management practices to help make this all work.”

Zlatin offers the following points about technology’s impact on data accessibility, and the associated benefits, in health care:

Telehealth and consumer technology. These are playing larger roles in supporting new health care delivery models, with companies like Apple and Uber getting involved. Apple has developed mobile apps and Uber is launching a medical-transit program. “Both examples speak to another shift pushing the industry toward value-based care: consumerization,” Zlatin says. “Patients are bearing a larger portion of costs, and with more options for where to get care, they are becoming more discerning and demanding.”

Exchange of patient data. This is one technology evolution that’s already helping health care reduce costs and increase efficiency. “It allows doctors to better understand the context of a patient’s overall health,” Zlatin says. “Improving the integration of the electronic health record means labs, care plans, and medical histories from different sources are available quickly. Thus the provider can make a clear diagnosis and develop the most effective care plan in less time.”

Full digital office management systems. Having a digital system streamlines record-keeping. In dental offices, digital processes keep the provider and patient informed regarding hygiene appointments, future treatments and account balances.”Having a scheduling system, billing and personal information, charts and integrated X-rays all by digital means makes for a more efficient practice and enhances the patient experience,” Zlatin says.

Wearable devices and patient lifestyle. Information from wearable health devices incorporate valuable data about patient health behaviors, including heart rate, sleep patterns, physical activity and calorie burn. “Those different factors will integrate into decision-making for your health,” Zlatin says. “Expanded access to data also can help manage patients’ costs. Providers will have access to information such as current benefits offered by insurance providers, based on a patient’s health profile.”

-More importance on data protection. Patient privacy must remain a priority for technologists and providers. “Advancements in technology and data integration heighten the importance of patient record protection,” Zlatin says. “Large volumes of data bring ethical concerns about proper use of patient information. There needs to be a regulatory component to ensure tools are used properly and to protect the patients. And choosing the right partner to manage data will become even more critical.”

“The future of health care includes technology that could seamlessly combine data on a patient’s medical history, real-time health, insurance coverage, and financial information,” Zlatin says. “All of that can support provider decision-making, improve patient health, and reduce costs.”

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Alex Zlatin, author of the book Responsible Dental Ownership (alexzlatin.com), had more than 10 years of management experience before he accepted the position of CEO of dental practice management company Maxim Software Systems. He earned his MBA at Edinburgh Business School and a B.Sc. in Technology Management at HIT in Israel.

His company helps struggling dental professionals take control of their practices and reach the next level of success with responsible leadership strategies.