“Sixty-three percent of hospitals routinely exchange patient data with the hospital they share the highest volume of patients with,” found a 2018 study from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. For healthcare providers, data makes a huge difference in the work they do and the patient outcomes they secure.
Data helps providers improve patient care, reduce readmissions, improve staffing, find cures, and create precision medicine. With all these benefits, it might be time for hospitals to start sharing more. Let’s dive into each benefit of big data for healthcare providers:
Improve patient care
One of the benefits of big data is that it is easy to share, helping others synthesize and learn from it. This is especially helpful in the healthcare industry, where every bit of data healthcare providers have on a patient helps achieve better health outcomes.
But healthcare providers have only embraced this “sharing is caring” idea recently. Why is that? A lot of it has to do with incentives…
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