Technology is reshaping almost every part of our lives. The way we work, relax, learn, and so much more is being tweaked and refined to become more efficient and easier to use. The healthcare industry, of course, is no exception. Since the rise of smartphones, healthcare experts have invested countless hours into making health-related information readily accessible to those who need it.
In recent years, big data processing technologies have paved the way for wide-ranging and more trustworthy gathering and processing information. Here are some further insights into how these technologies are changing the world of healthcare.
Mobile Applications’ Flexibility
The traditional paradigm of healthcare providers is changing with the advent of modern mobile applications, especially in the realm of communication. For example, telehealth applications allow patients easy access to communication with their healthcare provider. Some forms of telehealth even help healthcare providers manage their patients’ diagnostic options, ensuring that no diagnostic hypothesis goes unconsidered.
Another way that modern mobile applications are changing how healthcare providers operate is by integrating clinical monitoring systems to allow medical professionals to track their patients’ health remotely. One such monitoring system helps medical providers track a patient’s rehabilitation when they are unable to be tracked at a hospital.
Big Data’s Analytical Capacity
As medical facilities are inundated with patient and clinical data, healthcare experts are opting to turn to big data to compare analytics and maintain secure networks. Not only is big data useful to manage the insurmountable volume of data throughout the healthcare industry, but also the velocity at which new data is recorded and released. Through the process of collecting and analyzing large quantities of information at high speeds, big data processing helps make hospitals and other medical centers more equipped to make diligently calculated business decisions for healthcare operations.
Big data and mobile applications can also minimize the administrative tasks of healthcare professionals. For example, electronic health records, or EHRs, allow medical professionals to record and access patient data at a moment’s notice. EHRs take the place of the clunky process of paper documents that steals time that could be used to administer care to patients.
Another increasingly beneficial administrative tool is claims management software. By streamlining the processing of various types of benefit claims, claims management software saves the healthcare industry time and money. In fact, the United States could save $175 billion in healthcare costs by halving administrative costs, and claims management software could be a major contributor.