Big Data & Digital Health

Connectivity and digitalization are driving economic behavior in different industries around the world. In the case of health, the possibilities for Big Data represent a great opportunity to observe both money distribution and health results. According to Deloitte, connected health or technology-enabled care (TEC), which refers to the merging of health technology, digital media and mobile devices, is capable of providing cost-effective alternatives. In Mexico, there are around 20,000 health facilities and 80 percent of their data are not digitalized.

The use of Big Data could impact the detection, prevention and treatment of diseases and other health issues, providing faster, more precise and more cost-effective results. The digitalization in health can be patient centered, as the development of apps and platforms are engaging patients with their treatment. In addition, it could be business centered as data gathering helps pharmaceutical companies make better decisions. Finally, hospitals and clinics benefit from digitalized systems in many platforms that help them offer better patient care.

-> How does Big Data ensure money is spent in a cost-efficient manner? How is digital transforming the system to enhance quality and provide value for money?