The term “big data” has caught on like wildfire as the umbrella term that encompasses the major trends that this blog has covered and that I’ve been commenting on for the past decade, which include:
- Digital evolution in publishing
- Search engines, findability and online advertising
- New sources of machine-generated, user-generated and social media content
- Semantic analysis and contextual matching
- Data analytics and modeling to drive decisionmaking
In the coming months, posts will focus on health data trends and opportunities for data publishers and health IT firms to provide new services that plug gaps in the market for health data. Topics of particular interest include:
- Sources and uses of outcomes data
- Information asymmetry between patients, clinicians & payers
- Convergence of business intelligence and clinical analysis in healthcare
These meta-topics will be viewed through a lens of how health data can be applied to add efficiency to healthcare businesses and to improve the overall healthcare experience for patients. Comments are always welcomed on this site, or you can contact me directly here.
Along with ongoing blog posts and other social media commentary, I’ll be speaking or moderating sessions at the following real-world events where these topics will be discussed with experts from healthcare, information technology, information management, big data analytics and publishing:
HealthCamp Boston, Friday, September 14, 2012, Cambridge, MA.
I am on the organizing committee of this “unconference”, which is attracting a global audience this year in large part because it immediately precedes the Medicine 2.0 conference.
HealthCampBoston is a forum for people with interest in all areas of health and wellness to gather, to generate ideas, and to take practical steps towards building the future of healthcare. HealthCamps are different from traditional conferences where speakers talk at you. At HealthCamp Boston, attendees set the agenda, and all contribute to the event according to their interests.
The Boston area is a center of innovation for all aspects of healthcare, so you can be certain that people at HealthCampBoston will be discussing things like:
- Big Data in healthcare
- Improving engagement and outcomes through mobile devices and social media
- Personalized medicine and translational medicine
- Empowered patients
- Practical impacts of healthcare reform
- and more…
See the registration page for a list of the people who have already registered. You’ll be in good company at this event (and the cost won’t break your wallet). Note, we’re still seeking companies that would like to sponsor HealthCamp Boston and earn a place on a 4x4 panel.
Data Content 2012: InfoCommerce Group and SIIA’s Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2012,
Data Content2012 is targeted to data publishers in all industries, not just healthcare. However, most of the best practices and use cases described at Data Content can be applied to healthcare sector and you will certainly meet dozens of other healthcare industry publishers and investors at this event.
Data. Community. Markets.
As DataContent marks its 20th year, we’ll explore the intersection of Data, Communities and Markets. The sessions offered throughout the conference go beyond the data hype, and give you a straight talk on why the data business is the hottest segment of the information industry, and how it will continue to grow. During the conference we’ll identify the trends that are the most profitable and how to incorporate them into your business plan. DataContent will give you a clear understanding of where data fits in your future to help your business grow and to identify new opportunities.
DataContent 2012 also offers a wide array of networking opportunities to help you connect with the right people to get deals done. Enjoy the ever popular speed networking to meet all of your contacts quickly, and follow up throughout the conference during our ample networking breaks, lunches, and at the Excellence in Action dinner and reception. Enjoy the river views offered at our new venue, while meeting with partners, customers and prospects.
Check the events page on the Health Content Advisors website for updates to upcoming live events and recaps of past events. I hope to see you soon in Boston or Philadelphia!