Big Data in Healthcare? Not quite yet…​


Let’s be honest with ourselves. First –

“Who thinks the healthcare industry is ready for Big Data?”

Me neither… Ok, second question,

“Who thinks providers can tackle Big Dataon their own without the help ofhealthcare IT consulting firms?”

Better yet,

“Can your organization?”

“Big data” seems to be yet another catch phrase that has caught many in healthcare by surprise. They’re surprised for the same reason I am which was recently summed up for me by a VP of Enterprise Informatics at a 10 hospital health system – “how can we be talking about managing big data when very few [providers] embrace true enterprise information management principles and can’t even manage to implement tools like enterprise data warehouses for our existing data?” 


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