Predictive analytics is a rapidly growing area of data science. It uses various statistical techniques, such as predictive modeling and machine learning, to make predictions about unknown future events. In healthcare, predictive analytics analyzes historical and real-time data to identify patient behavior, manage chronic diseases, and improve patient care. The tool allows clinicians, administrative staff, and financial experts to receive alerts about potential events before they happen. This, in turn, helps them to make more informed decisions revolving around patient care.
Today, numerous hospitals across the nation are using real-time predictive analytics. One area in particular where the integration of predictor and intervention are showing efficacy is in preventing infections before they happen.