Wednesday, December 26, 2012

5 Benefits for Healthcare Big Data

Doctors at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and healthcare analytics firm Explorys tell of five major reasons why Big Data is good for healthcare:

  1. Better point-of-care decisions
  2. Reduced re-admissions
  3. Ability to manage population health
  4. Advancements in healthcare research 
  5. Improvements in operational efficiency


Also quoted was Michael Corcoran, chief marketing officer for enterprise BI software vendor Information Builders, the maker of WebFOCUS. Michael observes:

"When individuals can see their performance ranked among many others, it gives them more motivation to achieve better results. They have comparable, daily, real-time results, pushing them to deliver on those same levels.
I've seen a dramatic difference in the time it has taken a nurse to insert an IV into a patient from one floor to another due in part to an awareness of performance metrics. Big data makes performance data even within a hospital more accessible so that efficiency and accuracy can increase."


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I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.