By 2025, the World Economic Forum estimates that 463 exabytes of data will be created each day. Already, a single patient generates close to 80 megabytes each year in imaging and electronic medical record (EMR) data, according to an Innovation in Care Delivery article.
While many clinicians and health care providers are hesitant to integrate aspects of AI into their practice, patient-generated health data (PGHD) offers numerous benefits. With up-to-date, accurate data, clinicians can anticipate, diagnose, and treat patients more effectively.
Although data-driven care may lead to concerns about losing some of the personal aspects of patient care, studies show that the average length of time allocated to patients in a clinical setting is only 17.4 minutes, which is problematic for patients with chronic conditions who need frequent attention and ongoing care. Utilized together with telehealth, it’s vital to the future of a high quality preventative approach.