Digital data in healthcare is increasing by 48% annually

Many millions of dollars are being spent by hospitals around the world on health IT systems to digitise patient information and automate clinical workflows. In many countries such modernisation is required as part of healthcare reform legislation. At the same time, the use of sensors, wearables and devices is increasing at a rapid rate. All of this is driving the exponential growth of data in healthcare. In fact, according to the International Data Corporation, the healthcare digital universe, as they call it, is increasing by 48 per cent annually. So today the hottest topic in health is: How can we use the data being collected in a meaningful way to help individual patients and improve population health? Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of excitement around analytics, especially now that cloud…


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