In just a few years, we’ve seen many notable developments, including a steady move toward value-based care, more widespread EHR adoption and a greater provider focus on patient engagement; not to mention technology advancements — from security to robotics to virtual reality — that are truly beginning to take shape. It’s an exciting time to be in healthcare, and I can see the industry as a whole taking big leaps ahead to improve patient care and outcomes.
More specifically, the amount of healthcare data we see today will continue to grow. We are in a world where data is in excess and we have yet to truly harness its true potential. In 2015, we saw steps taken with consumer wearables leaping into popularity and healthcare companies partnering to make the resulting data actionable. We’re in the early stages of using and understanding of all this data, and 2016 will be the year we take it to the next level.
This will be the year of the Healthcare Data Evolution—and it will impact all providers, from those just starting out with harnessing data, to those who are using data analytics platforms to harness deeper insights.
Read on to learn four trends to take hold in 2016.