Healthcare Data: Digitizing Personal Health Data

Posted by Vince Bucchare

Jan 26


This vlog discusses healthcare data and how digitizing personal health data is changing how we manage health today.

We are moving into an era where patients are expected to take charge of their own health.  .

Types of Healthcare Data:

  • Demographics
  • Claims
  • Lab Results
  • Pharmacy
  • Measurements
  • Fitness and Nutrition
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Topic Categories: Big Data

Rethinking Big Data and Analytics

Posted by William Frantz

Jan 15

Rethinking Big Data and Analytics

This 5 minute vlog post examines the types of data available for analysis.

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Topic Categories: Big Data, business analytics

Enterprise Data Warehouse at Henry Ford Health System

Posted by Jack Malloy

Mar 5

By Jack Malloy, VP of IT Services Integration & Quality, Henry Ford Health System

Editor’s note: Pravin Sapre, director of Henry Ford’s Enterprise Data Warehouse Program will be a featured presenter at Wayne State University’s 2nd Annual Big Data & Business Symposium, March 10 -11, 2015

Henry Ford Health System’s Baldrige Award

Four years ago, the Henry Ford Health System was acknowledged as a national leader in performance excellence by winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, this prestigious award annually recognizes organizations whose core values, leadership, and performance management framework work together to deliver exceptional and continuously-improving results, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Data driven performance management

A key component of the rigorous Baldrige evaluation focuses on measurement, analysis, and knowledge management. In its application for the award, Henry Ford highlighted its approach to data-driven performance management by describing how it uses analytics to track metrics aligned to its 7 Pillar Strategic Framework of:

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Topic Categories: Inbound Information Technology, Big Data

Big Data and Behavioral Intelligence

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Jan 29

Big Data and Behavioral Intelligence

By 2018, the United Nations estimates there will be 7.6 billion people living on Earth.  By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, and web traffic will have more than doubled.  From low-cost, low-power programmable sensors that transmit data to vehicles that stream diagnostics straight to your smartphone, this explosion of connected devices is changing the way we live our lives, creating huge sets of data that will drive efficiencies and productivity for businesses and individuals alike.

(Image by Thierry Gregorius (Cartoon: Big Data) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Topic Categories: Big Data

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