Health / Pharma

What role can health information exchanges play in big data?

23rd Aug `13, 03:51 PM in Health / Pharma

Healthcare analytics is beginning to emerge as the next step in the evolution of healthcare delivery through the…

BDMS
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Healthcare analytics is beginning to emerge as the next step in the evolution of healthcare delivery through the adoption and use of health information technology. Considering their role in mediating the flow of patient data between healthcare organizations and providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) would appear best suited to bridge the connection between health information and healthcare analytics.

“We are having conversations with some of our participating organizations who are looking at ACO models and having us provide their data analytics, so it is something that they see us providing for them,” says Cheryl Stephens, PhD, President and CEO of the Community Health Information Collaborative (CHIC), a Minnesota state certified health information organization (HIO).

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