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September 2017, Vol. 5, No. 5

Big data analytics for healthcare improves patient care, operations

Over the past few decades, the healthcare industry has been exposed to a number of technology trends that have changed the way hospitals view and interact with data. Cloud, the internet of things and big data analytics have all offered opportunities to capture more data and deliver new insights while maintaining a low-to-moderate infrastructure. Despite the incredible progress in artificial intelligence and machine learning, some healthcare professionals are looking to maximize the use of their existing data analytics systems before shifting gears to AI and advanced analytics. With the abundance of data collected within hospital systems, executives often look to big data analytics for healthcare to support improvements in patient care, safety and operations. That's usually done by delivering dashboards and actionable insights to physicians, nurses and administrative staff. The data is available, and the tools are often widely accessible and hold a tangible return on investment. However, implementing analytics with stale and ...

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