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June 6, 2014

Why Health Data Is a Big Data Challenge

CIO — WASHINGTON — In many ways, the challenges of improving healthcare through technology revolve around data.

It's a boom time for health IT startups that have been developing mobile devices and tools to collect more data about patients' adherence to treatment plans, monitor anything from chronic conditions to caloric intake, and any number of other applications.

At their core, those businesses launched with the vision that more data can address public health issues, reduce the costs of care, improve patient outcomes — or all of the above.

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http://www.cio.com/article/753795/Why_Health_Data_Is_a_Big_Data_Challenge