The power of Big Data applications to drive effective health care analytics has the potential to revolutionize population health management. As providers transitions to EHR systems – in 2013, nearly six in 10 (59%) hospitals had adopted at least a basic EHR system, an increase of 34% from 2012 – it’s apparent that HIT may be on the cusp of Big Data. The problem is Big Data makes an assumption that the source data are accurate. In other words, the data quality matches the quality of care delivered.

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February 27, 2015