When stopping to consider the logistics of unprocessed data, it can be compared to that of unprocessed food. Let’s say a squash. In its original state it’s whole, untouched, and has possibilities galore just waiting to be explored. It could be fried, baked, or turned into spaghetti or soup; if it can be thought of, it can be made. However, if it sits long enough, the squash will rot and ruin the entirety of its potential. Just wasting away.
Which is why it’s all the more important to process important medical data while it can still be used. This information already exists, it simply needs to be picked, sliced, and cooked into a helpful, learning process.
Through the help of specialized computer applications, this data is crunched and made to create patterns and figures. Those results then tell doctors which patients are most likely to become sick, be cured, and what medicines can help them along the way. Then that patient’s info is also added to the stats, and so on and so forth.
Added Benefits to Crunching Data
- Better utilization of existing numbers
- Improved patient care
- Reduced doctor visits
- Reduced medical treatment fees
- Help to eliminate prescription side effects
- Earlier diagnosis rates
- Better utilization of doctors’ and medical facilities’ time
- More thorough understanding of patient risks and outcomes
Considering this information already exists within medical facilities, there is a goldmine of benefits to be had. All that’s needed is a little bit of software for patients and healthcare providers alike to start seeing these overwhelming positive effects.
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