Half of Providers Find Big Data Confusing

Despite a general sense that engaging in big data analytics is important for success in the current health information technology landscape, 51% of organizations do not truly know what kind of data-or how much of it-they need to collect

More than half of providers are confused by the information collection requirements of healthcare big data analytics, finds the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey by Stoltenberg Consulting. Despite a general sense that engaging in big data analytics is important for success in the current health information technology (IT) landscape, 51% of organizations do not truly know what kind of data—or how much of it—they need to collect in order to generate actionable insights from their information.

The survey, conducted at HIMSS15 in Chicago earlier this month, revealed widespread consternation and frustration when it comes to healthcare big data analytics and other health IT initiatives that are critical for strategic success.

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