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Saving Lives - The Game Changing Field of Healthcare Analytics

Analytics for Healthcare


Healthcare organizations are seeing the benefits of telehealth and telemedicine services. According to the National Business Group on Health, nine out of 10 businesses are predicted to provide telehealth services to employees in 2017. By 2019, that number is expected to increase dramatically to 97%.

As the population ages, medical costs increase, and physician shortages abound, the global telemedicine market is expected to reach over $34 billion by 2020. Imagine being able to receive healthcare from your doctor anywhere in the world.

Give Analysts the Right Tools for Meaningful Analysis

Go beyond data capture and do a deeper dive for more meaningful analysis.

Transforming data is a three-stage process which includes data capture, provisioning, and analysis. Each stage asks the question leading to the next stage. Once the data has been collected and been confirmed to have been selected appropriately – correct information, format, and accessibility the key elements. The next stage is provisioning, such as utilizing multiple source systems, particularly in a healthcare organization. This may include data from electronic medical records (EMR), billing, and patient satisfaction data.

Once all the information has been pulled together, analysis can begin. From data quality evaluation to discovery to interpretation, and finally presentation; each step an important step toward meaningful analysis. With the gathered and interpreted data, the analyst can tell a story and in the case of healthcare, this story can work to determine causes of patient symptoms, treatments, and cures. Just as the data had to be sourced from multiple locations, so too, can multiple providers benefit from the analysis.

As much as Healthcare Analysts need proper tools such as a testing environment and data discovery tools, they also need direction. By offering direction to drive improvements through deeper insights, offering more meaningful analysis, the information obtained will be richer and more in tune with what the organization needs.

On the Cutting Edge

Boston and the state of Massachussetts offer game-changing advances in the healthcare industry. In 2016, they introduced online appointment reservations for urgent care, artificial intelligence systems to help gather data generated by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and drugstore chains. They’re mining data from clinical trials for rare pediatric diseases to understand best treatments and utilizing genetic data to create personalized treatment plans.

If you’re interested in contributing to the future of healthcare analytics, we might have the role for you. We specialize in Data and Analytics recruitment and always have a wide range of vacancies at both junior and senior level. Take a look at our current vacancies or contact us to find out more.

For the East Coast team please call 212-796-6070, or email newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

For the West Coast team please call 415-614-4999, or email sanfraninfo@harnham.com.