From Data Avoidance to Data-Centric Models
COVID-19 continues to grab international headlines with little good news, especially for the healthcare systems and its patients. The healthcare industry is among the most resistant and adverse to cloud and streaming technologies, predominantly due to data privacy and security concerns. However, it is becoming apparent that data sharing and data accumulation could have addressed some of the most challenging topics faced by the industry today, such as mask availability, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability and movement, patients in a “high risk/vulnerable” category, etc.
ABI Research believes that, as a result of COVID-19, the healthcare system and subsequently healthcare-enabling technologies are being pushed to depart from illness-centric to patient-centric models. In an illness-centric model, the main deterministic variable is the disease; hence, the doctor’s expertise, tests, and diagnosis constitute the largest component of the assessment. Comparatively, in the patient-centric model, the personalized healthcare approach is deployed more rapidly,…
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