Data is growing at a rapid pace, with 90 per cent of the data in the world today being created in just the last two years. Health data is a major contributor to this growth – alone it’s accelerating at an astonishing rate of 48 per cent every year.

So, it stands to reason that one of the key questions in healthcare right now is how to make sense of this mass of data being generated by doctors, researchers, patients and hospitals.

Writing for Capita’s forward-looking Create Tomorrow platform, Barrachd’s David Fairley looks at how alternative data should be incorporated into the decision making process to make healthcare more efficient.

Healthcare providers already recognise that their own data will provide the intelligence needed for efficient and effective future care. Yet, to drive efficiencies in healthcare, it’s not just data that’s owned by care providers that can be used.

Read: Combining data is the key to improving healthcare

Create Tomorrow aims to help leaders and decision makers understand the emerging technologies and new thinking that could shape the future of their organisations.

 

Posted in analytics, Big data, healthcare On June 2, 2016 By