It is very clear that data analytics is the most important topic in the healthcare industry today. However, the challenge is that a majority cannot figure out exactly what data to gather, and what observations can be made once it is gathered.
It may seem like a good idea to gather as much data as possible and sort it out later, but in reality, if you gather too much needless data it can dilute the data that you are actually looking for. The trick is to gather important and meaningful data. As far as analyzing it, some companies have employed data analysts whose sole purpose is to take the data gathered and turn it into meaningful data. The trend is finding a partner that can Capture, Provision, and Analyze the data for you and then Consult with you on what steps need to be taken to improve outcomes.
This article explains further how the healthcare industry is struggling with exactly how to move forward. No matter your stance, it is clear that data analytics is the way of the future for the healthcare industry and finding a partner that can Capture, Provision, Analyze and Consult on key performance indicators is paramount.