Data without meaningful action has limited value. Wearable health tech devices that measure, monitor, and store biometric data such as temperature, resting pulse, and variable heart rate continue to proliferate in homes, clinics, and hospital settings. Without improved care or increased knowledge based on the data, however, healthcare as a whole misses an opportunity. Converting data to meaningful action remains the holy grail of biometric measurement. We’ve mentioned Illinois-based PhysIQ‘s data analysis role in articles about home hospitals and Ebola monitoring.
The health care industry’s needs for accountability and cost control put PhysIQ’s growing expertise in identifying actionable insights from biometric data in the spotlight. PhysIQ’s technology portfolio encompasses every step from data capture through transport, storage, analysis, and action presentations. On the individual level, PhysIQ’s machine learning insights can take account biometric indicator variability throughout the day and person-to-person variability into account when evaluating data. Better data analysis can help identify significant shifts in a patient that might not be picked up using general population standards. The benefit of greater data significance for individuals boosts the overall health care system’s potential to help more people faster, saving time, money, and space resources of strained medical systems.
The bottom line with PhysIQ’s technology developments, in addition to the company’s recent funding increases, is the growing acceptance and the importance of the role wearable health tech devices can play in improved health care.