October 22-23, 2018 | Boston, MA

HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum: What to expect

Information governance best practices, effective pop health management strategies, artificial intelligence and precision medicine all get a close-up look this October.

Digital data has become the lifeblood of healthcare, touching every facet of the delivery system and informing – sometimes transforming – the way clinical decisions are made and operational strategies are developed and deployed.

And, as anyone who is a healthcare decision-maker knows all too well, there's more data than ever before – structured, unstructured, semi-structured; labs and imaging; genomic and proteomic; patent-generated data; social determinants of health – with more being amassed in electronic health records, connected devices and data lakes every day.

Thankfully, the technology used to access, analyze and put that data to work is also getting more advanced on a continuing basis. Ever more sophisticated analytics software and precise predictive algorithms are at our fingertips. Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are finding their place and hospitals and health systems large and small.

At the same time, many more basic challenges – related to information governance, say, or simple data literacy – continue to vex many healthcare providers. But whether data beginners, or more advanced analytics innovators, everyone can learn more about how to make clinical and financial information work for higher-quality and more efficient care.

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