According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, autoimmune diseases are among the most prevalent diseases in the U.S., affecting approximately 50 million Americans — or 20 percent of the population. Among the 80–100 different types of autoimmune diseases that have been identified by researchers, annual direct health care costs add up to around $100 billion

Health care analytics give health professionals new information — processed and validated by knowledgeable data scientists — to determine accurate diagnoses and optimal treatment plans. The future holds more promise as predictive and prescriptive analytics afford the ability to predict and monitor disease — not just detect it.

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