Big companies use Big Data to offer their users a better experience, improve usability and navigability. Why not also take advantage of information in the health sector? HBS, we tell you!
The use of Big Data in hospitals
The health system has a lot of information: patient information, disease records, regulatory data, standards, etc.
How does the use of Big Data help hospitals?
- Improve efficiency, because managers can track, analyse and manage the health of the community.
- Improve patient care.
- Reduce the costs of patient care
- Improve prevention
Many users use the Internet to query health information or use mobile devices to manage their health and monitor. Why not take advantage of this data to improve the patient experience? Why not use it for disease prevention? Some healthcare centres already use devices or apps to remotely connect the doctor to the patient and thus improve the experience, but also giving the user a reliable source of information.
Not only the information is useful for the direct health of the patient but can improve the experience in the center. Not all patients have the same needs and the use of new technologies and the Internet can help improve the management of health services.
The problem with the use of information is that, at present, the existing norms and standards that are used to integrate the data are relatively slow or an update is needed. The reason for this varies, from the storage of data to obtaining the consent of the patient, through the collection of a high price for data solution tools.
Another problem with the use of Big Data in hospitals is cyber security, that is, the use of information in hospitals through devices or the Internet of Things (IoT) can be affected by information theft or attacks on systems of security.