Episode 19 –
Using Predictive Data to Help Patients Get Healthier with Derek Rucker from Carrot Health
You can go to the hospital and see inside your body with different kinds of imagery. Surgery can be performed with pinprick holes and lasers. What used to kill us can now be treated in an afternoon thanks to technology.
But somehow, data science and predictive analytics in healthcare hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. While the technology and its applications have evolved, sources of data remain limited, with your doctor still making predictions about your future health based on what you report when you’re in the office twice a year. Unfortunately, healthcare has been slow to adopt data science leveraging external sources to describe the social and environmental factors that play a massive role in consumer health outcomes.
In this episode of Identify Revolution, Derek Rucker, co-founder and board member of Carrot Health, talks with host Fred Pfeiffer about technology disruptors in the healthcare industry, the shifting focus on patient privacy, and the power of predictive data to help people stop diseases before they develop.