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Table 1 The use of analytics by various healthcare stakeholders

From: The use of Big Data Analytics in healthcare

The use of analytics by healthcare providers

Healthcare providers are the main recipients and users of analytical systems in healthcare. Thanks to the introduction of electronic medical records, medical facilities will have access to data and the possibility of using analytical systems, enabling the compilation of health services, maximizing its usefulness, profitability, taking into account market demand, costs and without reducing the quality of services. They will be able to securely share patient data between themselves and other entities providing health services. The use of analytics will allow access to statistical forecasts and it will allow to estimate the likelihood of occurrence of specific diseases and, on this basis, to plan types of health services. Thanks to analytics, medical centers will have a complete picture of their activities, taking into account the clinical, management, financial and quality perspectives

The use of analytics by the Payer

The analytics will allow payers to develop plans for managing health and preventive programs, so it can be a factor in improving the quality of patients' health insurance and improving the health and quality of life of insured persons. It will be possible to carry out analyses allowing to determine the structure and cost-effectiveness of medical procedures for a given disease or the risk of its occurrence. Access to cross-sectional information about the consumers will enable payers to identify factors (genetic, demographic or environmental) affecting the emergence and development of specific diseases. It will allow to plan contracting services and implement information and preventive programs, as well as informing patients what diseases they might come across or what are the risks

Analytics in the field of Life Sciences

In pharmaceutical forms and companies producing medical equipment, analytics has been used for several years, as these industries evolve very quickly. Current analytical systems are slowly adapting to the challenges of personalized medicine, allowing the adaptation of treatments, prophylaxis to individual patient genomes, their proteomes and metabolic attributes. Effective solutions in this area have not yet been fully developed. Pharmaceutical companies also use drug sales data to plan marketing activities to achieve greater sales efficiency

The use of analytics by patients

Patients are the final recipients of healthcare, so they will also have to become. Analytics may be useful for finding the best medical facilities and doctors, checking the effectiveness of treatments and medicines ordered, as well as comparing the price and quality of offers of different providers and selecting the best one. The analytical capabilities in the patient area are of course related to the introduction of the Health 2.0 concept thanks to which patients have access to health information from the level of a web browser and can use analytical systems in the same way. Analytical reports will have to be simplified so that patients can understand them