Big Data will leave no sector untouched as it continues to change the way we think about everything from sales to human resources, and medicine and healthcare are no different.
For years, the basis of most medical research and discovery has been the collection and analysis of data: who gets sick, how they get sick and why.
But now, with sensors in every Smartphone and doctors able to share information across disciplines, the quantity and quality of the data available is greater than ever before, which means that the potential for breakthroughs and change is growing just as exponentially.
1st National Conference & Exhibition oneHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT
ABI participated in the Tele-e-Health Conference, a National Conference & Exhibition on eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT being held on 18th June 2016 at Madurai by the Telemedicine Society of India, TN Chapter, in association with Indian Medical Association – IMA, Tamil Nadu.
Providers are seeking new ways to harness growing patient enthusiasm for the "quantified self" movement, driven by the availability and potential of healthcare Internet of Things devices.
As part of the "information generation" our technology-driven world is dramatically changing our lives, impacting our personal interactions, business transactions, and the way we consume information. We're always connected, using more types of devices, accessing data anywhere, anytime. When it comes to caring for ourselves and others, this digital transformation is driving us to act as both patients and consumers of healthcare information.
Smart technologies, like wearable devices and smart home devices that comprise the Internet of Things, are driving the "quantified self movement," arming us, as consumers, with personalized data to make more informed decisions about our lifestyles. In this "always on" world, our expectations for healthcare are also shifting from a focus on a single patient care episode to an overall patient lifecycle. In the current accountable care environment, where electronic health record documentation is being prioritized, this new realm of patient generated data can build on a caregiver's clinical expertise and augment hospital protocols.