Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

  • Dec 19th, 2018
  • Guy Paterson

Predictive analytics can support population health management, financial management, and better outcomes across the care continuum.

Instead of simply presenting information about past events to a user, predictive analytics estimate the likelihood of a future outcome based on patterns in the historical data. 

This allows clinicians, financial experts, and administrative staff to receive alerts about potential events before they happen, and therefore make more informed choices about how to proceed with a decision.

The importance of being one step ahead of events is most clearly seen in the realms of intensive care, surgery, or emergency care, where a patient’s life might depend on a quick reaction time and a finely-tuned sense of when something is going wrong.


Guy Paterson Guy Paterson is Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce - Health Innovation Initiative Group

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