There is a wealth of data in healthcare, but right now the potential to extract valuable insights is mired by the endemic challenges with data integration, patient privacy and culture. The urgent need to improve the health and wellness of our population, and to reduce healthcare costs, will fuel
On Thursday, April 3, I had the pleasure of moderating a video-streaming web roundtable in which panelists discussed the transformational applications of big data analytics. The panel included big data solution providers and experts, and we discussed everything from big data applications and
I recently attended the Gartner Master Data Management conference in Europe. Andrew White, a senior Gartner analyst, shared a statistic during the opening keynote presentation that stuck with me—the statistic is this:
"Roughly 1 in 3 organizations will suffer an information crisis in the next 2
There are many paths to actively engaging consumers in their health and wellness, and the ONC Patient Matching Final report provided yet another avenue. In my blog I mentioned consumer engagement as a path to better data quality, but the value is really very broad. Therefore, it is important that
A standing room only crowd of invited guests converged at the New York Palace hotel on Thursday to listen to experts from government, insurance, healthcare and banking talk about one thing: countering fraud.
IBM’s Technical Consultancy Group led this academic colloquium last week on big data and analytics to collaborate with UK academics on research, teaching and technology. This was a high impact gathering of top-tier academic and industrial expertise discussing social, media and human-computer
I recently spoke with Dr. Paul Vespa, a professor of neurosurgery and neurology as well as director of neurocritical care at the University of California’s Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. The kind of work that Dr. Vespa and other colleagues do involves brain research (they collect vital signs
Bob Griffin, VP of IBM Industry Solutions discusses the deep impact fraudulent activities have on organizations and consumer confidence. He introduces a new counter fraud solution from IBM designed to help prevent and intercept attempted fraud, and employs advanced intelligence allowing
Criminal activity is rampant, and the brash sophistication of recent attacks—as well as the magnitude of damage— is making fraud a top priority. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and security., government agencies are working out how to address the volume of improper payments and claims
Analytics is a key enabler for life sciences and healthcare organizations to create better outcomes for patients, customers and other stakeholders in healthcare. The IBM Institute for Business Value recently released a new study titled “Analytics across the ecosystem - A prescription for optimizing
Staying fit is increasingly an engagement between you and the machines that tune and tone your physiology. If you're like me, you have your own favorite machines for burning fat, building strength and toning muscle. When I use my fitness club, I become one with my pet mechanisms: the treadmill,
Gregory Piatetsky, our Big Data & Analytics Hero this week, is an analytics and data mining expert and editor for KDnuggets.
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Patient matching requires a solution that includes people, process and technology. There is no silver bullet such as a national patient identifier. The ONC Patient Identification and Matching Final Report reflected this long-held belief. Enjoy some highlights from this report below: