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August 15, 2013

Can Healthcare Big Data Reality Live Up to Its Promise?

CIO — Between electronic health record (EHR) systems, imaging systems, electronic prescribing software, healthcare claims, public health reports and the burgeoning market of wellness apps and mobile health devices, the healthcare industry is full of data that's just waiting to be dissected.

This data analysis holds much promise for an industry desperately seeking ways to cut costs, improve efficiency and provide better care. There are victories to be had, to be sure, but getting data from disparate, often proprietary systems is an onerous process that, for some institutions, borders on impossible.

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http://www.cio.com/article/738121/Can_Healthcare_Big_Data_Reality_Live_Up_to_Its_Promise_