29 Sep Doctors turning to individual patient data analysis to help prevent problems
A tremendous amount of focus has been placed on the importance of prevention by the medical community. This is no surprise, as costs rise, administrators are looking to keep costs down while still doing their jobs.
So, the focus is on doctors trying to keep their patients from getting sick in the first place.
The modern market places some very excellent tools in the hands of the modern doctor trying to make predictions. Most notably tools to analyze patient history to predict future trends.
What many demonize as big data.
But this is not big data.
This is private doctors studying their own patients histories, trying to use big data tools to help the patient before the trouble even starts.
Saving everyone hundreds of dollars in medical bills, and much, much more in heartache.