Every healthcare industry pundit seems to be talking about healthcare data: big data, data analytics, patient-generated data, population health data, predictive data, and more. Variations on the theme of: “data, data everywhere, but not a [fill in the blank]” are cropping up all over the place at healthcare conferences. We all agree that electronic medical records, large-scale medical research studies, and devices for recording health and wellness metrics are generating more data, but the expertise for managing the data is in short supply.
At InfoCommerce Group, we understand that data by themselves don’t solve problems, but well-managed data can be programmed to serve any number of purposes. We call it “data that can do stuff”.
Applying best practices for data management requires planning and effort. Quantity without quality will get us nowhere. Join us for the Healthcare Roundtable discussion at Data Content11 next week and participate in a lively conversation about how we can corral the expanding sources of health data, “leverage the liberated data” as I wrote in September, and create a collaborative learning system that establishes a robust base for the next generation of evidence-based medicine and shared decisionmaking between patients, providers and payers.