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Factors affecting adoption of analytics in healthcare

Healthcare analytics, estimated to be over 20 billion, is growing very fast. The main reasons for the growth are: improved population health, reduced healthcare cost and patient safety. Thus, a vast majority of healthcare decision-makers have made analytics their priority. However, there are four main factors that could impact the adoption rate of analytics in healthcare. Data integration: It is the most important challenge because of the absence of unified datasets and inoperability between technologies.

Data breaches and security: This needs to be taken care off when data needs to be transferred to cloud in view of the recent healthcare data hacks.

Data sciences talent: There is likely to be stiff competition for talented data scientists with experience in healthcare and analytics.

Low current levels of analytics investment: The order of magnitude of investment in analytics may be the biggest challenge for the growth of analytics in healthcare.

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