Who’s Analyzing Big Data in Healthcare?

In the world of big data, it can be hard to pinpoint who’s doing what, and when. There are simply too many sectors to consider. However, that’s also big data’s MO; it’s BIG – 30 billion pieces of content shared every month on Facebook, 40% global data growth projected per year, and 235 terabytes of data collected by the US Library of Congress in 2011. And that’s just a small piece of the pie.

Between all the collecting and analyzing news, it has to be done by someone, right?

So who is exactly behind all the number crunching here? It depends on how you look at it. On a broad scale, virtually everyone contributing to data is helping with the insight. That means websites, social media platforms, cell phone providers – and that’s just in the non-medical sector. But if we dig a little deeper into healthcare analytics, that list of who’s doing what is reduced greatly. Medical software companies, healthcare facilities, insurance providers, and data crunchers (such as Scriplogix), are all working toward a similar goal: to redefine healthcare data.

In the U.S. alone, the potential for revenue in healthcare is $300 billion, with the potential for $600 billion in annual consumer surplus. All with the help of analytics. This also means more jobs, more efficient care, and fewer costs for the patient and insurance companies – winning all around.

Today, Scriplogix, along with other early adopters, are working hard to ensure this data goes to good use, and will continue to do so as the information pool grows.

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