Using big data in healthcare – e.g. big data in hospitals, clinics, and EMR, – is inciting a transformation in the way that way doctors treat patients.
Providing healthcare providers with access to a full medical history gives a complete picture of an individual’s life, rather than just focusing on the obvious symptoms or relying on partial medical histories. This not only enables the provider to take an integrated, holistic approach to treatments, but creating a portable medical history aids in doctor referral management. Furthermore, since education is essential to taking ownership of health, tailored engagement programs can provide a platform to educate patients through focused instruction.
Big data is changing the current healthcare paradigm from being reactionary healthcare to proactive healthcare – putting the patients first in order to improve the quality of care.