Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

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By Monica Horvath and Greg Nelson It is quite trendy in the worlds of Big Data and Analytics to associate data repositories and conduits with water based phraseology.  These metaphors are extremely useful to marketers, high-level executives, and business development officers within the vendor community to describe what are very complicated architectures through layers of abstraction.    The danger of this, …

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by Greg Nelson & Monica Horvath It seems like a day doesn’t pass without a new report of a health data breach.  All participants in the healthcare ecosystem are vulnerable—payers, providers, vendors, consultants, and researchers.  For the cases that get much media coverage, a finger-pointing game ensues among the usual suspects.  Then we have the regular post-event debates as to …