Big data has a value, for sure, which we often measure proportionately to its magnitudes: volume, velocity and variety. But big data also has a “disvalue” in roughly the same proportion: the more rapidly we collect more data of different types, the more likely we are to be intensifying business,
I recently spoke with a healthcare CIO to explore his perspective on the challenges of managing reference data. The points he raised reminded me of a similar conversation almost two years ago, although the two conversations had very different origins. I think the convergence of thinking stems from
Managing reference data in a healthcare system or a payer organization is not easy. While trying to wrap my head around this vexing requirement, I pondered how many coding systems I’ve learned in my health information management career.
Despite still being 39 (I celebrate the anniversary of my
As the big data conversation matures, it’s starting to sound a bit familiar. Words like “governance” and “trust” are becoming more prevalent as organizations move from big data theory to practice.
Organizations see huge opportunity in big data analytics, but they’re finding that insights are
You rely on the data warehouse for business-critical reporting and analysis. The warehouse has become the workforce engine powering business decisions and driving results. It is a central repository created by integrating data from one or more disparate sources such as applications, databases and
When organizations don't have trust in their data, they don't act upon it. With more companies looking to use big data to get richer insights, the question of "Can I trust these data?" arises more frequently. David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere, talks about how good
Aberdeen has long illustrated the benefits of well-managed, trustworthy data, and the problems associated with poor data quality. As data volumes rapidly expand and data environments become more complex, what were once small nuisances evolve into massive, company-wide problems. In order to avoid
Big Data Bytes is a videochat where we look at some of the hot articles, blog posts, and social chatter about topics related to big data. For Friday, May 31, 2013, our special guest was Richard Lee (@InfoMgmtExec), Managing Partner of the consultancy, IMECS, LLC, and frequent speaker on issues
In the world of information management, we think a lot about the critical connection between good information and good decisions. After all, we know that the very best analytics, when applied to information that is inaccurate and out of date, can lead to decisions that send a business in the wrong