Over time, advancements in communication have made data and information progressively more obtainable. From medical charts and billing information to test results and clinical trials, the healthcare industry, for one, is certainly not short on data.
In this Information Age, individuals and organizations alike are becoming increasingly reliant on computers and the data, analytics and insights they provide.
But health and medical data are strewn across countless fiefdoms with very little cross over. Reconciling data scattered across an array of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, labs and insurance companies is no small feat.
To exacerbate this situation, more and more “things” generating a considerable amount of health and medical data are being added to the internet of things everyday as hospitals are becoming digitally smarter and individuals are using health- and wellness-related mobile apps and wearables.
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