“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work

Healthcare big data analytics can only flourish if developers, researchers and clinicians improve their basic competencies and use of standards.

The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In response to a call for comments from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on how to improve the analytics and research landscape, AMIA suggested that informaticists and data scientists should create a “periodic table of data elements” that could support a plug-and-play analytics and research environment.

Author: Jennifer Bresnick


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