Data data everywhere but not a drop to… think?

admin Business of Healthcare, Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is an odd industry for many reasons, but one that comes up often is that its practitioners claim to be both data-rich and data-poor, often in the same breath.  What is often truly meant by this is that while there may be an abundance of data, there is a dearth of information.  This is particularly apparent in biomedical research where Precision Medicine initiatives are growing huge repositories of data waiting to be mined.  As NPR recently reports, scientists and clinicians have a hard time keeping up with all of this information.