Data analytics is the sign of the times that world has made its advances in digital ways. Predictive analytics in healthcare is not an entirely new revolution of the digital era. It’s simply a mere application of statistics and mathematics to the tremendous and heaps of data available to doctors, patients, or any other veteran in the healthcare sector. According to last year’s E&Y digital survey, healthcare and life science sectors are apportioning high budgets to digital technologies. This would only mean that healthcareis altering the conventional mindset and pivoting the new change with a sole objective to predict the novice and unravel the unknown possibilities.
There has always been a debate on the dichotomy between digital disruption for good and digital disruption for breach of patient’s privacy. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) have already foreseen that of the people diagnosed of illness, 70% of them will be chronic conditions. The increasing need to predict these ailments and be able to discover medications and drugs has been one of the focus point for healthcare industry, leveraging data science and analytics.
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