Computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records

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The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

While big data and large-scale data gathering, as well as analytics, are now quickly becoming a new frontier of competitive differentiation – enabling companies to know more about trends, circumstances and context around their customers, Robb suggests that the big bang approach of dealing with big data needs to be carefully assessed, particularly if not carefully aligned with the needs and internal capabilities of an organisation. Apart from the cost involved, applying big data principles may result in diluting the true potential of unearthing the trend gems that already exist.

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