Top 5 benefits of predictive analytics for therapy

Top 5 benefits of predictive analytics for therapy

From starting a new healing plan to working through a session with your patients, predictive analytics helps patients optimize their efforts by using past data to preemptively guide their treatment decisions.

As a therapist, you deserve the best possible outcomes with the best possible facts to back them up.

Using patterns from existing data to build a more customized treatment routine can increase the rate of recovery. Let’s explore the benefits of predictive analytics when it comes to healing patients through a predictive pathway.

But first, what does it mean to use existing data for recovery?

From starting a new healing plan to working through a session with your patients, predictive analytics helps patients optimize their efforts by using past data to preemptively guide their treatment decisions.

Top 5 benefits of predictive analytics:

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1. Precise data.

You’re already spending time out of your busy schedule to focus on healing, so make it count. When you have better accuracy, you’ll get better outcomes. By using existing data from previous patients, algorithms can be programmed to provide specific insights for methods of treatments that work best for your current patients.

Why keep using the same treatment plan for every patient? Sure, it can potentially be time-consuming when you’re narrowing down each session, routine, and exercise to address their absolute specific needs. However, staying too general with your plan causes certain obstacles:

  • Your patient’s unique goals won’t be met
  • No solid scalability within each exercise
  • Potential injuries can occur during therapy
  • Slower recovery times with your patient’s health

Predictive analytics solves those problems by doing the precision work for you. Not only do you gain stronger insights faster, but your patients will get further customized treatment plans that get down to the nitty-gritty details in return.

As a patient is completing their therapy routine and new variables develop, their treatment should reflect these newer developments as well. Predictive analytics can easily make these types of updates during therapy to benefit the ongoing needs of your patient. You’ll give your patients far less risk for what they’re paying for.

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2. No trial and error.

Your patients will have a faster healing process overall by having accurate, precise data. You can offer them an optimistic approach with a recovery plan that isn’t relying on constantly testing for results. Not only is this great for your patients, but it will also provide a higher value to your service.

A more efficient service means more treatment goals completed within sessions and higher customer satisfaction. The healing process doesn’t have to be tedious. Take advantage of existing data to give yourself a head start when planning sessions with your diverse range of patients.

Efficiency through predictive data also means less money spent on readmissions. Check out our research on cost-effective therapy to learn more about how you can save money without sacrificing quality of care.

3. Find potential problems.

Avoiding future costs, injuries, and unnecessary time commitments not only makes the process easier for the patient but also makes it an optimal experience for therapists. Healing can have setbacks during therapy if you’re unaware of potential hazards that would otherwise be found in previous data.

Instead of going into the process blind, using smarter data that can predict potential injuries gives you the insights needed to avoid them. As you’re setting the limits for your patient, a proper foundation will give you guidelines on how much physical activity is too much for the stage of therapy they’re currently on.

Your patients will rest assured knowing that you are doing everything you can to look out for them and using direct, real-life experiences.

4. Smarter decisions around healing.

Using medical software that utilizes predictive analytics helps the decision-making process. Going off the previous points, you’ll be empowered by the information you’re given from the start. This affects every decision you make when setting up a treatment plan for a client.

Ultimately, these decisions affect more than just scheduled routines and recovery goals. They affect both patients and therapists. There’s not a lot of room for mistakes when it comes to managing someone’s health.

Predictive data from authentic sources has been proven to be a significant asset in the medical decision-making process.

  • “Eleven of the 12 physicians said they preferred the AI method to the standard. The AI approach provided physicians with quick and accurate information regarding patients as well as predictive analytic recommendations regarding treatment.”

    5.  Simplified process.

    Regardless of your role in therapy, you’ll be able to streamline recovery by using data that guides you to the goal.

    • As a physical or occupational therapist, you’ll get the benefit of making your job easier and more effective overall
    • Patients will appreciate the ease of their routine and the optimal results you’ll give them with their treatment plan
    • Administrators can confidently run their facilities and expect smoother outcomes from each session

    Are there other ways predictive analytics benefits healthcare?

    Yup – there are other benefits that you’ll likely discover that might even be specific to your specialization within therapy! You and your patients deserve to learn more about using medical software that utilizes smart data.

    It’s not just therapists that get more out of predictive analytics though!

    • “Predictive analytics helps with the design and optimization of clinical trials, as it analyses medical histories of patients to determine which ones will respond best to a drug tested. They can also help with research on possible side effects of a drug and the segmentation of patients based on their likelihood to respond well to a drug.”

    Why do we like predictive analytics?

    We use predictive analytics through our software, Theralytics, to give healthcare professionals, facility owners, and patients currently in post-acute care better data for the healing process.

    As a diverse community who experience some of the same pain points as your patients, we’re committed to improving therapy tools and resources. We’re looking out for solutions to obstacles that you frequently face on the job.

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How does this benefit you personally?

Predictive analytics gives you precise data, efficient therapy plans, safer treatment and smarter insights through a much more streamlined process. There’s plenty of benefits to be found overall when using better analytics, all of which aid in helping patients with healing.

What are some pain points you face as a therapist?

  • Lack of direct communication?
  • Poor data organization and management?
  • Difficulty with scheduling?

Let us know in the comments!



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