- Posted by Joe Crandall
- On June 15, 2013
First in a series on Health Data Analytics
Big Data is often described as this insurmountable river of data that healthcare organizations have no chance of tapping without spending millions of dollars and a hiring a bunch of data scientists. Most of the hospitals in America won’t be tackling genomics or population health (typical big data projects) on their own. But those typical big data projects are not helpful to the clinician struggling to keep her CHF patients from being readmitted or to the clinical care coordinator in a patient centered medical home trying to control A1C in a group of diabetics.These people need an effective analytics program which leverages the intelligent use of data to drive better outcomes.