Arcadia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kate Behan, emphasizes the crucial role of data analytics in managing the challenges posed by the concurrent outbreaks of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a recent MedCity News article.
Dr. Behan underscores the instrumental role of data analytics in helping healthcare organizations handle increased patient volume:
- Data tools enable quick information retrieval, aiding clinical and operational staff in resource allocation during high-demand periods
- Stratification tools help prioritize patient care, directing individuals to the most suitable site of care
- Data analytics alleviates pressure on providers by delivering curated insights at the point of care, expediting decision-making
Beyond a responsive tool, data analytics contributes to better outcomes before, during, and after public health events by identifying patient needs, tracking progress, and offering insights into population health.