Cosmetic dentistry continues to get better and better all the time

The dentistry industry that spans the globe is an industry that has been one of the strongest and most consistently performing industries for quite some time. This is true around the globe and it will likely, if not certainly, continue to be true as time goes on. Oral health is just as important as any other aspect of health and wellbeing and while in the past it has unfortunately not been given nearly enough attention to detail and overall emphasis, times are finally changing (along with our approach to oral health and the dentistry industry itself).

Today, the dentistry industry is stronger than it has ever been before. It has taken some time to get to this point, however there is a lot to be said about the fact that cosmetic dentistry is definitely making a name for itself and proving its value as a leading health field that operates to global proportions. Rising pools of interest and investment have propelled cosmetic dentistry from strength to strength, along with the unwavering realisation that this is a health focused industry that is always going to have an important role to play. 

The surging prominence of cosmetic dentistry

Of course, cosmetic dentistry is an industry that has been gaining valuable momentum more and more all the time. There is so much to be said about the tremendous value that this realisation brings with it. In fact, between 2014 to 2020, industry growth in cosmetic dentistry rose at 2.4%. And the growth and surging prominence is only expected to continue going from strength to strength all the time. The statistics speak for themselves – and they speak volumes. Case in point: in the United States alone, cosmetic dentistry as an industry is worth $4 billion dollars. 

The health of one’s teeth is sometimes cosmetic

The health of one’s teeth is of the utmost importance. Whether it is standard annual dentist check ups or more intense procedures like the implementation of all on 4 implants (to name one example among the many out there), there is no getting around the fact that dentistry is always an industry that is worth investing in, especially when it comes to investing in your own health and wellbeing. And sometimes, the health of one’s teeth is just as much cosmetic as it is medical. This is exactly how, where, and why cosmetic dentistry comes into play.

Interest and investment continue to propel cosmetic dentistry forward

Ultimately, the cosmetic dentistry industry is going to continue to surge forward, continuing to gain valuable momentum all the time. With the consistently rising pools of interest and investment spurring cosmetic dentistry onward, it is expected that the global value of cosmetic dentistry is expected to soar anywhere between $30-45 billion dollars, depending on how current projections continue to evolve from this point onwards. Cosmetic dentistry just continues to get better and better all the time. And likely this is just the start.

Recent Discoveries Prove That CBD Pain Management Genuinely Works

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Part of human nature is our consistent drive to always be working towards bettering ourselves. While sometimes this aspect of humanity can dim out over time, for the most part this is a fundamental truth rings true regardless of who you are or what type of lifestyle you live. Over the years, this has proven time and again to be truer than true. It continues to today and it likely (if not certainly) will continue to do so well into the future (if not forever). One way that you can take care of yourself is through active and consistent pain management. There is nothing as frustrating or upsetting as dealing with persistent pain.

Anyone who has ever personally dealt with persistent aches or pains knows this all too well. Living with aches and pains can be quite a minimal interruption to daily life, however it can also prove to be debilitating, especially if the pain goes left unattended for a prolonged period of time. All too often, individuals experiencing pain put off having it professionally addressed and treated, armed with excuses like “I am too busy” and “I will do it next week”. Thankfully, however, approaches to pain management are quickly becoming considerably more popular.

Approaches to pain management becoming more popular

Luckily, there are many approaches to pain management that are available today. As it always goes, with more demand comes more supply, and so we find ourselves living in a time where we have more awareness of and access to pain management than we have ever had. This has been the result of ongoing research and studies dedicated entirely to the goal of finding genuine and long-lasting treatments and solutions for pain management throughout different areas of the body. To this end, these efforts have already proven to be exceptionally successful – and they continue to be. One of the best pain managements to date? CBD.

CBD as a pain management strategy

CBD is defined as a “non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp”. Because CBD lacks the psychoactive that marijuana contains, it gives the individual using it the same alleviating and calming effects without the added high that has made marijuana so controversial over the years. Today, CBD is being used more and more often as a popular means of pain management. In fact, individuals from all around the globe are looking for the best CBD oil, CBD spray, and CBD tablets to assist them with alleviating and even entirely dissipating the pain that they experience. But is CBD a genuine pain management, or nothing more than a placebo?

Recent discoveries that prove CBD genuinely works

CBD has actually been used in herbal medicines and the like for thousands of years, however its mainstream popularity as a leading form of pain management around the globe is still relatively recent. In saying this, recent research and studies point to the suggestion that CBD does indeed appear to have positive effects on the individual in terms of their pain management, however more research is needed to understand just how much positive impact – and how long exactly that impact lasts – CBD has on pain management. This is just the start.

The discoveries doing the most to improve sleep health

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Sleep health is a facet of overall health that has been gaining more and more attention lately. It seems that, every other day these days, there is a new discovery aimed at helping to solve the challenges that cause sleep issues. And frankly, it is about time that this finally happened. While physical health, emotional health, and even mental health (at long last) have gotten quite their fair share of attention and innovation over the years, sleep health is just as important – if not more so – because not only is it an incredibly important contributing aspect of overall health, but it also actively and constantly works towards controlling how the body literally functions, and even thrives. So, what are the latest and greatest discoveries that are doing the most to improve sleep health?

Finding a solution in an unlikely place

A new trend in holistic medication is CBD – it is now found in various forms ranging from incense to essential oils. Boasting a slew of benefits, especially to mental health, CBD oil goes a long way towards helping to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, inflammation, skin conditions, and some seizure disorders, and most recently, disjointed sleeping patterns and insomnia.

Isolated from the other compounds of the plant it derives from, CBD is an effective relaxant which can help combat stress. Its natural properties work to alleviate anxiety and other stresses which commonly work against the body when an individual is trying to fall asleep. The properties in the CBD oil work their magic by effectively and successfully alleviating the body from those negative stresses, and with the body no longer functioning on high alert, it is easier for the individual to drift off to sleep.

Inviting the darkness in

There is something to be said for having no screen time in the hours leading up to going to sleep. spending time in front of screens or in brightly lit areas not long before going to sleep can keep the brain on high alert, which makes it difficult for the body to relax and sink into a peaceful and steady slumber. Instead of being near bright lights before going to sleep, try literally inviting the darkness in. Turning your phone on silent and placing it face down so the light does not penetrate the cloak of inky darkness (if you even have to have your phone in your room at all), buying blackout curtains, and going to sleep at the same general time every night will help create a routine that encourages and embraces a healthy sleeping pattern.

Making use of essential oils and teas

Believe it or not, the scents you surround yourself with prior to going to sleep can and do have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Having a calming tea before bed while reading, or using essential oil blends either in a scent diffuser or directly on your skin allows for the body to be literally immersed in calming and relaxing scents. This works wonders and allows you to drift into a calm and sound sleep. Just like smelling one’s favourite flower makes them feel happy, making active and consistent use of certain scents like lavender and rose oil will help to calm and relax the body, which will help you to get to sleep easier.

A healthy diet is paramount to getting fit

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It goes without saying that we live in a modern world that is more obsessed with becoming the best versions of themselves, than ever before. One of the biggest parts of that is learning to maintain a healthy lifestyle through habits that encourage and embrace being the fittest and healthiest version of yourself possible. While of course consistent daily exercise is one of the three most important innovations, the most important innovation of all is diet (while the other is practicing positive mental health).

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is all about encouraging and persisting with the best that your body has to offer and to take in. In a way, we literally are what we eat, so it is fundamentally important to incorporate healthy habits into our eating habits, to ensure we are taking care of our bodies the best way possible. So, a healthy diet is paramount to becoming your fittest and healthiest self, for a few different reasons. But what are they, and why are they so important to achieving and maintaining your healthiest self?

A healthy diet eliminates all the nasties

There is something to be said about knowing and adequately understanding how you fuel your body. What we put into our bodies literally manifests in very real ways. If you eat an unhealthy diet, the processed fats and sugars manifest by impacting the body in decidedly unnatural ways. Over time, this can pose a genuine problem, even going on to impact your fitness level if left unchecked for too long. When you eat a healthy diet, you are allowing the body to consume and process its intake naturally, which makes the entire system run smoother all around.

A healthy diet helps the body to function at its peak

When you maintain a healthy diet, it essentially evolves from being a healthy habit to a lifestyle choice that feels easy, if not effortless, to incorporate into your day-to-day life. When the body is fuelled with all the good stuff that a healthy diet consists of, it is better able to function at its peak. More than anything else, what you eat is the single most important healthy habit that you can incorporate into your lifestyle. Why? Because healthy foods fill us up with more energy, which in turn allows us to be more productive and fitter all around.

A healthy diet works with exercise to help you excel

When you incorporate a healthy diet in consistent collaboration with exercise, you are actively giving the body all the nutrients and energy sources that it needs to function at its best. Whether it is having a pre-workout snack of fruit or veggie sticks, or incorporating protein powders into your diet (whether it be as an active ingredient in smoothies, protein balls, protein shakes, or energy bars, etc), these are all great ways to help give your body that added boost to really push through and excel. When you are fuelled better, you perform better, which ultimately pushes the body to be able to exceed expectations.

Sleep, Fatigue, and a Growing American Problem

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When was the last time you were so tired you almost fell asleep at work, or on the subway, or at the dinner table? For most Americans, chronic fatigue has become a normal part of everyday life.

How we deal with this problem has a major impact on our collective health, finances, and future outlook on life.

43 Percent of Americans Too Tired to Function

According to a survey-based report released by the National Safety Council, Americans aren’t getting nearly enough sleep on a nightly basis. This leaves them tired and unable to perform the duties assigned to them by their employer in a safe manner.

Specifically, the survey found that 43 percent of Americans don’t get the proper sleep needed to minimize the risks that jeopardize safety at work, as well as on the road. The lack of sleep prevents them from thinking clearly, making smart decisions, and being fully productive.

Another startling fact from the survey was that 97 percent of Americans have at least one of the leading nine risk factors for fatigue. Three-quarters of workers say they feel tired at work; 53 percent report feeling less productive; and 44 percent have trouble focusing on the job.

Tiredness and fatigue show different effects on us each on an individual basis, but the collective impact is shocking. One report suggests that employee exhaustion costs the American economy a whopping $411 billion annually.

The study found that exhaustion stems, in large part, from a lack of sleep on the part of workers who tend to take their work home with them.

Why Are Americans So Tired?

Trying to determine why Americans are chronically tired is a lot like attempting to figure out why people are obese. Dozens of factors may be implicated — including biological reasons, lifestyle choices, and even psychology.

Researchers believe the situation entails a combination of the following:

  • People don’t prioritize sleep in their schedules.
  • They work longer hours and take their work home with them in the evenings.
  • Americans stay awake in their beds later at night while consuming screen-based media.
  • Sleeping disorders are at an all-time high.
  • Prescription medication use — which is also higher than ever — cuts into sleep quality.
  • Stress levels are at an all-time high.

This latter issue is especially prevalent. High stress levels are the norm for most people. When the human body is in a chronically heightened sense of stress, the adrenal glands kick into overdrive and “burn out.”

The body simply can’t continue pumping out an endless supply of cortisol and adrenaline, which causes adrenal fatigue to set in. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue include: fatigue, blood sugar fluctuations, lowered immune resilience, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, depression, stress intolerance, insomnia, metabolic issues, low libido, dizziness, and a host of other interconnected issues. 

When you combine adrenal fatigue with some of the other causes listed above, a vicious cycle ensues: one that’s tough to break out of without serious alterations to the person’s lifestyle and ways of thinking.

The Fight Against Chronic Tiredness and Fatigue

The fight against our collective fatigue is an uphill battle. It has to start with each individual taking responsibility for getting his or her own shut-eye.

Here are some of the things Americans can and should do to reduce chronic tiredness and fatigue:

  • Most Americans go to bed at night feeling tired, but it’s not necessarily the right kind of tired. Rather than being physically tired — which signals to the body that it’s time to fall asleep — they’re emotionally and mentally taxed. As a result, the brain has trouble turning itself into standby mode. The best solution is to get more exercise. This will put your body in a position to need and crave sleep. 
  • Stop drinking caffeine and alcohol prior to bed. Caffeine — not just coffee but soda — should never be consumed within six hours of bedtime. (Some people should stop at lunchtime.) Though it may help you fall asleep, alcohol actually disrupts your sleep cycles. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages within four hours of bedtime.
  • A consistent sleep schedule will train your body to fall asleep and awaken at the same time. If you’re strict with your schedule, you’ll eventually begin waking up at the same time each day without needing an alarm clock. (Though it’s recommended that you continue to use one.)
  • Create a bedroom environment that’s conducive to sleep. It should be quiet, dark, and cool. It’s also smart to invest in a mattress, pillow, and bedding that are suitable for your body. These will help you fall asleep and stay asleep: no more tossing and turning.

When you work proactively at changing your approach to sleep, you’ll find your energy levels are gradually restored. This doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel exhausted — tiredness is, after all, a natural human state — but it will no longer define who you are.

As a result, you’ll become physically healthier, more emotionally stable, and more productive at work and at home.

There is a definitive need for a stronger emphasis on dental health

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For many of us, a trip to the dentist is more of a necessary task that something we genuinely want to do. While we are generally aware that dental health is important, it is often one of the most overlooked areas of health there is. A trip to the local dental clinic can prove to be expensive, and that is the biggest reason that people tend to put it off until they suddenly have time and money to organise it, or worse, when they can no longer ignore it. More than ever, there is a strong emphasis on the need for positive dental health outlook, and it is a need that, believe it or not, most of us need to take heed of. But why? What are the biggest dental problems that professionals working in dentistry come across during client appointments?

Plaque build up

This is one of the most common denominators when it comes to issues of dental health. Plaque tends to build up in the absence of effective daily brushing. Typically, plaque tends to build up most around the parts of the teeth that are not touched on as often during routine brushing, as well as below the natural gum line. This is where the bacteria begins to build up, which if left unchecked, can lead to the decay of a tooth’s external enamel. In chronic cases, it also unfortunately sometimes leads to gum disease. Taking care of plaque requires daily attentive brushing and even flossing to remove all the nasties from the teeth and keep them feeling and looking their best.

Gum disease

Obviously, our teeth are the most closely monitored part of the mouth during one’s daily upkeep routine, but we must work to keep our gums healthy, too. If teeth are the cars gleaming as they do, then the gums are the highways of the mouth that keep those cars where they are supposed to be. Sometimes, gum disease can come on easier than one might expect, but typically it is brought on by inefficient cleaning and the like. Experiencing symptoms like red and puffy gums (tell-tale symptoms of gingivitis) and bleeding when brushing and flossing can cause one to be more ginger about their daily dental care. If left untreated, gingivitis can evolve into periodontal or gum disease. This causes the teeth to loosen in the gum, and even fall out.

Dental cavities

When one goes to the dentist, dental cavities are one of the most common findings that require attention. When you consume food and beverages that are sugary or otherwise processed or unhealthy, the sugar mingles with the naturally occurring bacteria of the mouth. That bacteria then feeds on the sugar, resulting in the appearance of acids that then attack the enamel of the tooth. When this acid build up occurs, if the teeth are not regularly cleaned both daily and occasionally (but periodically) professionally, these acids can cause cavities or holes to appear in the tooth. 

Activated charcoal the latest trend dentistry is breaking down

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The dentistry industry is one that has had to contend with quite a lot of beauty trends over the years, and not all of them have been particularly good for people to undertake. While occasionally a beauty dental trend holds its value, a lot of the time they end up proving to be potentially damaging to the individuals who buy into them. Activated charcoal is one of them. In recent years, the activated charcoal trend has been becoming more and more prominent, and these days, it is present in everything from capsules and coffee, to face masks and even toothpaste. It is a beauty trend that has caught on globally, but it is also one of the beauty trends that dentistry professionals are breaking down more and more to make consumers aware of the associated risks and potential consequences.

Understanding the charcoal toothpaste trend

The rise of internet influencers has brought with it a subsequent surge in the individuals who decide they want to promote products and services online in exchange for money. That is where the activated charcoal toothpaste trend first came to life. From the onset, there does not seem to be anything especially dangerous about brushing your teeth with charcoal. It is said to be a good natural alternative to whitening your teeth with peroxide, absorbing and removing stains caused by foods and drinks like tomato, red wine, coffee, and tea (to name a few examples). Acting as a kind of magnet that attracts toxins (which is why it is commonly used in water filtration systems and as a treatment for food poisoning and drug overdoses). But what do the dentistry professionals have to say about it, and is it bad for you?

What the professionals have to say about it

Dentistry professionals do not typically (if at all) encourage any teeth whitening or teeth care product unless they know for a fact that it works and is healthy for clients to use. And, unlike dental innovations like Invisalign, where it is literally just a modernised version of a former technique in professional dentistry, activated charcoal toothpaste was not invented by a professional in dentistry, and it is not a technique that many will openly (if at all) suggest that you try on a regular basis (if at all). Dental professionals always try to steer clients away from charcoal toothpaste, and for good reason.

Important notes before considering trying it out

It might seem like a cheaper and more natural alternative to some professional whitening procedures, but charcoal toothpaste can cause significant damage. Look, at the end of the day, if you want to brush your teeth with activated charcoal, go ahead. If you are smart about it, sure, it might work for a while. But too much use can also strip away the enamel, which never comes back. Over time, this can make the teeth look more yellow than white, because the inner dentin – which is darker – begins to show through the surface more. Additionally, it can cause damage if it is not ground down to an extra fine powder (because of the natural abrasiveness of the charcoal), and used too often (using it once a month is more than enough, if you need to at all). 

Ways in which millennials are changing dentistry

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The millennial generation has become the center of attention for all industries in recent years. Companies have seen both rise and fall by being able to attract the millennial audience. Many industries see millennials as a threat especially when these industries fail to accommodate the modern needs and wants of customers. Dentistry is one of such industries that is still just beginning to become friendly to the millennial audience and has started to adapt to the changes due to this shift of audience. Millennials are changing dentistry by changing the way dental centers market themselves, by changing customer service, and by being more inclined to holistic approaches in all medicine. Millennials are a different market for a dentist that only operates from a particular location through word of mouth. The addition of technology, availability of post-treatment products, and time constraints usually form the final decision of the millennial patient. Therefore, a professional or provider must come to terms with such advancements and integrate them into the system.

Here are two ways millennials are changing dentistry

  1. Technology

The younger generation uses their technological devices more than any other amenities available to them. Technology, therefore, is a major factor in the decision making process of millennials to go forth with a treatment, service, or professional. Many millennials reach to social media to find out more about the dental health centers they will be visiting and might even go through the profile of their potential dentists. In today’s world, it is extremely necessary for professionals to be available on digital platforms where they can be reviewed and reached out to. Additionally, dentistry is getting accustomed to integrating better technological facilities in their workspaces to provide added value to customers as well as comfort.

  1. Holistic Approach

The millennial obsession with holistic wellness is widely known. In recent years, the wellness industry has grown significantly and the desire for a healthy lifestyle has become widespread. Millennials look for dentists that can provide highly technological treatments but also to those who believe in homeopathic medicine for post-treatment. More researchers and writers are using holistic medicine as a means to connect and provide to the millennial audience. Moreover, young patients do not go to dentists just for a quick-fix, they want to know the root of the problem and the ways in which to prevent it from happening again by changing their diets and lifestyle. This is a significantly different approach than what the dental care world has seen before and dentists must integrate it to their practice as medical professionals.

While holistic care and health are important to millennials they still do not have the time management skills to always dedicate themselves to these. Therefore, even department stores can take advantage of this audience and provide several dental care products as CVS and Walgreens have. Millennials also look for services that can accommodate to their time, many professionals approach this challenge and have begun to offer remote and at-home services. One can assume that it is only a matter of time until dental care is provided to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Thus, if the dental industry wishes to keep growing, it must advance side by side with the innovations and changes to attract the millennial market.

Upgrading exteriors

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Many homeowners consider window replacement specifically because of energy saving benefits that come with these windows. But there is more that comes with the replacement of windows.

Along with these benefits, consider how the correct approach to replacement windows will enhance the general look of your home. We have listed some of the things to consider if you want to give your home a new pop with the aid of new window replacement.

  • Enhancing the Scale and Symmetry

If you have done some home renovations in the previous years, the new placements and design of window replacement might not sync well. Maybe, they are no longer the ideal size for the architectural elements of your home. Now, this is the right time to restore the symmetry and scale to your structure using the new windows.

It is quite simple to alter the openings, so they accommodate the windows are a bit smaller or larger. Besides, you can consider drifting the windows left or right if that will help restore the balance. Ensure you get the best symmetry by opting for new windows that will suit well your home’s altered look.

  • New Shades Add Pop

Whether your home has vinyl, wood or metal windows, a good replacement company will give you different options to choose for your home design. For those with vinyl windows, the colour will match well with the materials. The implication of that is you will not need any regular painting. When you select a shade that showcases some of the most attractive aspects of your home design, and that will not look too old after some time, you definitely give a new facelift to your home appearance. 

  • Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home

The best option for new window replacement changes the outlook of your home perfectly that people keep wondering how you exactly achieved that. They can see that there was something you did to make your older home look newer and fresh, but they can’t tell exactly what happened. It is only after taking the time to inspect your home that they realise you invested in new replacement windows to get this general uplift.

  • Promoting New Ideas for Landscaping

New replacement windows can be a great way to promote the creation of an entirely new appearance for the surrounding landscape. Just as buying new furniture can motivate you to modify the colour of the interior wall, the drapes and the drapes, new windows for your house can make you consider adding new components like islands, shrubs, and the other landscaping elements.

After carrying out these changes, you will notice that the new landscaping makes your property in general and your home, in particular, appear better than before.

Healthcare Trends: Exploring the Role of Data in Patient Outcomes

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Data is the gold of the 21st century. From business, education, and arts to science, sports, and everywhere in between, data keeps the world moving forward. But there’s arguably no arena in which data is more integral to the fabric of society than in healthcare. The more we understand about the role of data in this regard, the more optimistic we’ll be about the future.

Using Data to Improve Patient Outcomes 

Healthcare, like any other business, hinges on results. It’s just that, in this industry, results directly impact the health and well-being of customers – i.e. patients. Compared to other industries, the stakes are considerably higher. So when it comes to the evolution of big data, there’s no industry riper for the picking than healthcare. 

Data has dozens of applications in the healthcare field, but the most exciting trends have to do with patient outcomes. Most notably, data is being used in the following ways:

  • Process Improvement

Healthcare requires a healthy mixture of both subjectivity and objectivity. However, in order for doctors and other healthcare professionals to be freed up to make educated and informed decisions, there have to be proper processes in place. 

Walk into any hospital around the country and you’ll find yourself surrounded by processes. From scheduling and staffing to purchase decisions and clinical procedures, there’s a defined process for everything. Unfortunately, many of these processes are archaic, slow, and disconnected from reality. They’re cumbersome and clunky – which is not a great mix in an environment where seconds often mean the difference between life and death. 

Leading hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on the use of large amounts of data to improve the effectiveness of critical processes. From pre-surgery instructions to post-op care, numbers can be crunched, analyzed, compared, and extrapolated with surprising speed and efficiency. As a result, fewer resources are wasted, more time is saved, and a greater number of patients gain access to the care they need and deserve. 

  • Earlier Identification of At-Risk Patients

Did you know that 70 percent of all physician decisions are based on laboratory test results provided by medical laboratory scientists? In other words, the vast majority of treatment plans, prescriptions, and surgical recommendations are determined by the accuracy and viability of lab tests.

It’s also true that early identification of illnesses and diseases – such as cancer – is directly correlated to more positive patient outcomes. The sooner something is spotted, the more time there is to remedy the underlying issue (rather than simply treat the symptoms).

If both of these things are true, then it stands to reason that faster and more accurate laboratory testing could lead to earlier identification of at-risk patients, thereby improving patient outcomes.

In certain hospitals around the country, healthcare teams are using data-rich disease registries to help them identify issues as early as possible. These systems are comprised of biometric information, claims data, and even pharmacy information. Based on factors like unfilled prescriptions, frequency of appointments, biometric risk factors, and other data points, healthcare professionals can make predictive assessments that generate superior results.

  • Improved Efficiency

One of the more powerful uses of big data in the healthcare industry is to enhance efficiency. In sensitive settings like hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories, small improvements can generate significant results.

Improved efficiency looks different in every healthcare setting, but it’s most beneficial when it reallocates a doctor or practitioner’s time so that it can be spent with the most critical patients. This usually results in greater patient safety and more positive outcomes.  

  • Better Real-Time Decision Making

Data has always played a role in healthcare decision making, but for the first time ever it’s allowing nurses, doctors, surgeons, and even hospital administrators to make better decisions in real-time. 

Data-supported real-time decision making enables doctors to access, interpret, and act upon data simultaneously – rather than collecting data and waiting hours or days for the results. 

Most notably, real-time decision making has a positive impact in operating rooms where surgeons are often forced to make quick judgment calls based on the situational factors they encounter. When data is accessible, these choices become less subjective and more objective. The result is greater confidence, more accurate decisions, and more positive procedural outcomes.

Big Data and a Healthier Tomorrow

It’s difficult to fully wrap the mind around big data, what it is, and the potential it has in 21st century society. But when you drill down and focus on specific applications, it becomes more digestible. This is certainly true in the healthcare space.

Data, in and of itself, doesn’t have the power to do anything. But when you combine it with the wisdom, experience, and skill of talented healthcare professionals, it has the potential to transform patient outcomes for decades to come. And no matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you do – that’s something to be excited about!