How agencies use big data to improve health, security, save money

While some agencies have jumped into the big data game without a clear plan for using it, others have been using data to improve their services for years. One agency has even reached the point where it’s discovered that too much data can be just as much a hindrance as a help.

The Veterans Health Administration is working with devices that are currently available to the public, like the Fitbit or the Apple Watch, which are already providing new data to health care providers and helping to make VHA’s telework programs, the largest and oldest in the nation, even more effective.

Author: David Thornton


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