«Healthcare has been undergoing a slow revolution since the 1990s when authorities around the world began digitising records with the goal of reducing silos and enabling the sharing of medical information across doctors and hospitals.»

«Wearable tech, for example, has long been an asset for people with conditions like diabetes, but the broader rollout of data-tracking devices has been hampered by problems with usability for both patients and providers. Consider this – a 2020 survey showed more than 95% of hospitals had access to data analytics apps, but 80% of leaders surveyed said their reliance on that data to inform decisions was “negligible.” It is also estimated that 90% of the data collected was going unused.»

Article written by Molly Biddle

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