Today’s Big Data Trends in Healthcare

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Big Data Trends in Healthcare

Today let’s look at several big data trends in healthcare from Health Tech Magazine and how to get started with identifying what big data architecture and solution would work best for your organization

  • Big data will continue to inform precision medicine. The whole idea around precision medicine is to move closer to more individualized care.  Big data analytics tools crunch through data from many sources such as smart phones, biometric sensors and genomics and apply these findings to the patient’s health history.  This helps to better inform doctors about what specific treatments to recommend
  • Big data will continue to refine and improve real-time infection control. One area of concern that the healthcare industry would like to reduce is infections, especially in hospitals.  Big data analytics is being used to identify common risks factors that then can be used to help predict which patients are at infection risk
  • Big data will be used to identify cost savings.  Already some in the healthcare industry are using big data and predictive analysis to cut costs by reducing patient readmissions

The biggest big data trend in healthcare is that big data and analytics are helping the industry take on long-time problems in new ways. But all of this is only possible if you have a solid data center architecture in place.

If your organization is interested in tapping into the power of big data, start with an assessment of your goals, the questions you want to answer and an inventory of your data center systems and data.  Next, evaluate the platforms that will work best with your data center architecture and identify upgrades that might be needed to accommodate.   Establishing how you want to use big data will also help inform you of the types of big data analytics solutions that will work best for your company.  Another important factor is to evaluate data integration or how new data sources will flow in and out of your big data solution, including data security.

Sound complicated? Don’t worry! The Evolving Solutions team can bring our expertise to your organization to identify the right big data architecture and analytics solution.  Contact us today to get started with a data discovery assessment.