Big Data And Health Records

1083 Words Feb 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Big Data in Healthcare Big data is an interesting concept, in which people use data to analyze trends, patterns, and associations and make use of these revelations to predict outcomes. You are using data every day that is being recorded to identify people’s desires and requests, and more specifically your desires and requests. Big data is used in retail, government, healthcare, car companies, and education, basically everywhere. Big data can allow for great advancements and prevention in all aspects of life, more specifically in healthcare. Big data is important to healthcare, because it can allow professionals to identify who has a greater risk of a disease and thus allows early detection and prevention. It allows tracking which medicine is more effective than the other. It allows for healthcare providers to have better records and accuracy in each and every patient. Big data is important to healthcare and here is why. One major big data system implemented in healthcare today is Electronic Health Records (EHR). CMS.gov describes EHR as,
“an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports (CMS)”
The article states that EHR supports users by providing interface…
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