'Without data, you're just another person with an opinion'.
Published on Apr 19, 2020in Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research1.828
· DOI :10.1080/14737167.2020.1751612
IntroductionGiven(i) the recent impressive digital transformation worldwide, the importance of data has reached a new dimension. It is, therefore, provocative to ask whether data can save healthcare systems from bankruptcy.Areas covered: We reviewed published examples in the search for the evidence on how the growing amount of data could change the way we used to assess the value of healthcare technologies, ensuring a more holistic approach in the decision-making process while reducing the waste in the healthcare.Expert Opinion: The growing amount of data will continue to provide a multitude of valuable insights that can save healthcare systems from bankruptcy. Electronic medical records, IoT, wearables, and mobile applications generate constant data streams that can be utilised endlessly thanks to methodological advancements such as SNA, unsupervised and supervised machine learning, and natural language programming. However, interoperability across these multiple data sources still pose a challenge for the future development of data-driven healthcare. Already today however, decision makers can utilize Big Data to develop conditional coverage schemes for very expensive and complicated health technologies suitable for personalized healthcare. More advanced payers may utilise even data analytics even further and develop AI-based pricing schemes.