Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT

Advances in technology, not to mention government mandates, are forcing healthcare to take analytics seriously. Here's a look at the current (and future) analytics landscape in healthcare, along with 10 real use cases of analytics in action.
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Though many healthcare organizations still regard analytics as a "rather leisurely activity" focused more on data and less on actual analytics, the International Institute for Analytics sees healthcare "speeding up dramatically" in its adoption of analytics. Current technology makes it possible to create data, products and services — think analytics as a service — to help guide institutional decision-making.

A recent IIA webinar outlined the state of analytics opportunities for healthcare and presented five case studies of big data in action. These five scenarios, plus five others, highlight what's possible.

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