In the field of public health, we are facing the constant need to adapt and keep pace with technological changes. Budget cuts place increasing pressure on public health professionals, infrastructure and educational programs. This requires greater flexibility and thrift. In this article, we’ll look at some of the future trends in public health. It’s not too early to start preparing yourself. The following articles highlight some of these trends. Hopefully, you’ll find them useful.
Precision Public Health: Managing the health of a population group can reduce costs by keeping people well. While traditional disease correlations are still important, precision public health will enable the government to target interventions to specific sub-groups. For example, the opioid epidemic has placed a huge burden on an already stressed system, requiring targeted strategies to reduce costs and improve health outcomes. Using data analytics will help identify health anomalies, including chronic diseases and lifestyle choices.
Big Data: We use big data to predict epidemics and contain them. Advancements in big data can help public health professionals predict and contain diseases. Deep Learning: Data scientists are leveraging artificial intelligence to train computers to learn. By analyzing large amounts of data, predictive modeling can help identify communities at risk for contagions and develop prevention strategies. As more data is analyzed, the potential for better health becomes clear.