What is Health Analytics?
If you think of analytics alone, analytics is like when your child falls on their scooter and you think that they may have broken an arm, and you go in to the doctor and they do an X-ray. That's diagnostic alone.
Without the interpretation, what good is it? If a doctor handed you an X-ray after you took your child in, you'd be quite upset. You would feel like that's absolutely absurd.
But unfortunately, that's what the analytics business has done is they've said, “We can create really interesting charts, really interesting graphs, we can display your information.” But where are they giving you direction on the steps to take next?
That's the difference between health analytics and what we would call health intelligence- leaping forward into the future and saying, “not only here's the problem diagnostically, but here's what you do about it.” Creating actionable information so that you can go make change.