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Three Ways Predictive Analytics is Changing Health Outcomes

As the digital health system of the future evolves, the health information ecosystem expands along with it. The robust flow of data is the fuel health systems need to transform quality, safety and performance, informed by data that can be easily exchanged, mobilized and transformed into actionable insights and knowledge that enable people to achieve better health outcomes.
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Three Ways Predictive Analytics is Changing Health Outcomes
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Acceleration of the New Health Economy: The pandemic edits the DNA of the health system

The COVID-19 pandemic is not merely changing one aspect of the health system, such as a new discovery or approach to public health; the crisis is “editing the DNA” of health systems around the world by accelerating what we call the New Health Economy (NHE). For five years, PwC’s Health Research Institute has been tracking the progress of this transformation which has largely been incremental. The novel coronavirus is rewriting the rules of the system so quickly that every health organization will have to adapt so it can emerge stronger in a post-pandemic New Health Economy.
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Big data lessons: 5 things COVID-19 has taught us

As challenging as it's been to weather the COVID-19 crisis, there are valuable big data lessons we can gain from it. Here are a few.
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How will you design information architecture to unlock the power of data?

The health industry won’t be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic. In the long run, the upside of this disruption is a permanent change in the way health systems, organizations and consumers use digital health technologies. Widespread adoption of tech-enabled care and emerging technologies will transform the very foundations of health and care. A new information architecture is foundational to unlocking the power of digital technologies and creating the connected health ecosystem of tomorrow.
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Patients have positive telehealth experiences – but things could be better

A recent survey found that three-quarters of patients said they were very or completely satisfied with the virtual care they'd received, but many left the visit without understanding the next steps.
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Telehealth Adoption in the US: 2020 Trends

How has telehealth utilization changed from 2019 to 2020? When this blog was first published in April 2019, telehealth and telemedicine implementation were surprisingly low considering the range of technology solutions available to healthcare providers. According to 2019 Definitive Healthcare data, only about 33 percent of inpatient hospitals and 45 percent of outpatient facilities offered telehealth services to their patients. Since then, a continuing interest in convenient care options and the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred a rapid industry-wide increase in telehealth implementation. Now, about 75 percent of U.S. hospitals are using telehealth and telemedicine systems—a 42 percent increase from 2019 usage.
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Real-time analytics, during the pandemic and beyond

Seldom has the need for granular, accessible, actionable data been made more apparent than during the fast-changing coronavirus crisis – for both building a clinical knowledge-base for effective decision support and ensuring the right information is routed to the right stakeholders at the right time.
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Implications for value-based payment programs: Weathering COVID-19

Healthcare stakeholders are seeking ways to reward quality and value. As providers continue to manage COVID-19, value-based payment programs may provide support.
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How has COVID-19 altered our path to the future of health?

Is the COVID-19 pandemic pushing us closer to the future of health, or is it pulling us back? We would argue that it’s a little of both. In some respects, the pandemic is causing the health sector to leap one or two innovation cycles ahead in a remarkably short amount of time. But in other areas, forward momentum has stalled or stopped completely.
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