Big Data, Big Expectations…and perhaps a little skepticism

Well in true healthcare form, we have discovered another silver bullet. Another magical cure for our health system woes. Now it is called Big Data. This silver bullet was recently called the consumerism of health. Closely preceded by Health 3.0 (I missed 2.0). And of course before that, the electronic health record. Last I looked … Continue reading Big Data, Big Expectations…and perhaps a little skepticism

Guest Editorial – Big Data is a Big Deal

The health system has traditionally been seen as data rich and information poor though this adage does not hold the same validity that it did 25 years ago. While we continue to improve the information value chain as it relates to direct patient care, the unsustainable year after year increases in the costs of providing … Continue reading Guest Editorial – Big Data is a Big Deal

Emerging Professionals: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

This article is part of a series of COACH eHIP: Emerging Health Informatics Professionals Forum interviews exploring career paths, industry trends and hot topics for EPs who are in the first five years of their health informatics (HI) careers. Now pursuing my first real full-time employment in the eHealth industry, I have been interested in … Continue reading Emerging Professionals: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

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