Big data tracks docs and may reward performance over care | ZDNet

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New big data-based performance tracking systems take qualitative analysis somewhat out of the equation in favor of quantitative analysis.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Even worse, if docs are measured (or, worse, compensated) based on aggregated performance data without regard to individual patient needs, they may gravitate to a style of decision-making that optimizes for their own income or hospital cost containment rather than patient care.

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