Big Data in Health Care

Educational briefing for non-IT executives

The health care industry has seen the rapid adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), the rise of consumer mobile devices, and increasing use of clinical biometric sensors are generating floods of new data. New "big data" technologies manage and drive value from this new flood of data. However, big data isn’t right for everyone; health care organisations need to weigh the potential benefits of tapping into new kinds of data against the cost and complexity of adding a relatively young and rapidly changing set of technologies into their IT portfolios.

Download our cheat sheet to get a primer on big data, how it could improve health care, and how it affects health care providers and IT leaders.

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