Industry Overview (continued)
Q&A With Gus Gilbertson, Product Manager for LUMEDX
Part 2 of our new series. In this week’s installment, we continue our overview of the role of analytics in the healthcare industry.
Q: There’s been an increased focus on big data in other industries recently. How is the healthcare industry responding?
A: Data management is becoming an increasing focus in healthcare. Electronic Medical Records, HL-7 feeds, imaging systems, genomics, labs, and medications are all being gathered and increasingly mined for insight into health risks and outcomes. With the growing use of health, consumer, and business data--and shifts in regulatory guidelines, data governance and data resource management are growing in importance in healthcare.
Q: How is the healthcare industry different from other industries when it comes to data analytics?
A: In some ways, the EMR has been a black hole sucking in data for years, with limited options for analysis.... read more