Go figure: The key to big data is actually small data

Healthcare organizations should break down data into smaller sets that can be used to build into larger programs, experts say. Boston – To successfully leverage healthcare analytics, it might be time to break big data down into smaller increments to better transform the information into knowledge.

“Small data will tell us more than all of the big data we have now,” said Optum Vice President Abbas Mooraj, speaking at the HIMSS Big Data and Analytics Forum Monday. Providers should move away from the idea of big data and instead focus on the small nuances of data, the information can reveal actionable insights, said Mooraj.

Author: Jessica Davis


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