Amen!!! The Focus of Big Data in Healthcare Should be on Understanding the Data.
For starters, that means investing in people with a keen ability to create knowledge out of data (in case you didn’t hear, the data scientist is apparently the sexiest job of the 21st century). From a wider view, maybe what this industry needs for now is actually less trying to add layer upon layer on top of new technologies and more innovation in the way of training and engaging providers, and making that technology easy for them to use.
Technology can only go so far in assisting clinicians to provide better care. If healthcare systems don’t invest in understanding the data then it will just stay data and not be transformed into information for patient care.
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