There are two major roadblocks for analytics in healthcare, says Sriram Vishwanath, professor of engineering and data science at University of Texas, Austin. They have to do with two different mindsets: "the analytics is a commodity" and "it's my data and I won't share."
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations participating in a recent survey are currently using C&BI tools. But HIMSS Analytics anticipates that the shift to value-based care and advances in predictive and prescriptive analytics technologies could change that in the near-term.
Healthcare organizations can better prepare for – and respond faster to – new and emerging cyber threats when improved information sharing plays a bigger role in their cyber defense strategies, according to HITRUST.
Virginia Long, a predictive analytics scientist at MedeAnalytics, said the industry is at a tipping point where payers and providers can use data in new ways to visualize trends, target intervention programs, or help adjust public policy.
The confluence of new care models and technology are enabling data scientists to pinpoint gaps in access to care, address social determinants of health, and map data that informs tactics to improve outcomes at the patient and population level.
The infrastructure and consulting services can enable healthcare providers to build out telehealth strategies and design tools that address interoperability challenges and improve the patient experience.
The White House event on June 14 convenes to gauge the state of gender equality around the world with a look into the range of issues including economic empowerment, health and wellness, the Affordable Care Act and changing care delivery.