New GigaOM Research Report Reveals Big Data Opportunities for Health Care

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Sector RoadMap ™ identifies growth drivers, early leaders and competitive segments of the emerging health data market

This Sector RoadMap, which provides a snapshot of the key competitive market areas, explores some of the factors creating new opportunities.

GigaOM Research has published a new Sector RoadMap report titled Sector RoadMap: health care and big data in 2012 (subscription required). The report examines key growth drivers, rising opportunities and early leaders in the health data market.

A perfect storm of mobile data, scientific progress and increasing complexity in data has placed the health care industry on the verge of a data deluge. At the same time, the U.S. health care system is at a turning point that may be a boon to big data and analytics companies that can address the challenges of health data over the next few years. This Sector RoadMap, which provides a snapshot of the key competitive market areas, explores some of the factors creating new opportunities, including:

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and creation of accountable care organizations that will require robust data analytics for clinical and financial success;
  • An emphasis on reducing inefficiencies, fraud and waste in the health care industry;
  • The rapid growth of digital-health platforms that generate mass amounts of unstructured data;
  • Open-data policies espoused by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that are paving the way for innovative startups to address information asymmetries.

Analyst Jody Ranck examines the barriers that make health data a difficult challenge and presents a sample of companies that, despite the challenges, are showing great promise. He also identifies five key disruption vectors where emerging health data companies will strive to gain an advantage, with data integration and analytics being the most important.

Sector RoadMaps are GigaOM’s newest form of ecosystem analysis and research. The reports identify “disruption vectors,” the key competitive areas of a market that hold the greatest potential for large-scale disruptive shifts. Sector RoadMaps they feature a new model of data visualization which illustrates the relative, weighted significance of the disruptive forces identified in the report.

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