Predictive Analytics and healthcare
October 20, 2008 3 Comments
There have been various incidents in my family, which has resulted in various forms of medical ailment .
For example, my uncle who was doing pretty fine, did a routine heart check up and found out that 85% of one artery was blocked . He went on for a block removal .
So the next time I go to a doctor, he can not only tell me about the present scenario , he can also predict what can be the suggested outcome … well they normally do, based on experience .. the more experienced he is the better option he can give ; so the keyword here is experience .
Earlier we visited the ophthalmologist for spectacles, and he would do a manual testing to give the correct lens. But now it has been replaced by computers , and no matter how less experienced is he the computer gives the correct lens , and the doc does some fine tuning on top of that .
So the above can be replaced with a more general option; say a computerized prediction… a option from which everyone can benefit .
A health care system, developed keeping predictive analysis in mind can go a long way in helping the common man in his/her daily life .
More details on predictive analysis/predictive analytics can be found here .
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