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Hospitals: Big data use is a 'significant challenge'

While most hospitals and healthcare organization representatives responding to a recent survey from the eHealth Initiative and the College of Health Information Management Executives see big data as important to their strategic plans, far fewer believe their facilities are implementing it appropriately.
Of 102 respondents, close to 80 percent said that use of big data and predictive analytics was important; 84 percent, however, called the actual application of such tools “a significant challenge.” What’s more, only 45 percent called their organization’s big data strategy “flexible and scalable.”

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