Opinion: How Big Data can revolutionize health care – Eric Dishman

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Twenty-four years ago when I was a sophomore in college, I began experiencing a series of unusual fainting spells. The spells eventually landed me in student health, where they ran lab work and uncovered some pretty serious kidney problems.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

But how do we scale a data-driven, personal health system so access is afforded to everyone? One of the most important aspects is care coordination — ensuring your team of health care providers communicates regularly, has access to the same information and can make informed care decisions based on complete sets of data across medical disciplines. Data standardization is a crucial component to coordinated care. It allows us to ensure that data sets held by doctors, hospitals and health plans are consistent and can be shared efficiently.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/how-big-data-can-revolutionize-health-care-93449_Page2.html#ixzz2XQv3SRUN

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