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Big Data an Healthcare Advancing the Nursing Practice

There has been a lot of effort driven towards leveraging big data, to support clinical decisions in nursing. Nurses require real-time information to make timely, critical decisions at point-of-care. The ability to integrate and analyze disparate data, and make sense of them with speed and accuracy in order to positively impact outcomes, is no small feat.

Working in healthcare organizations with complex IT landscapes, and networks with multiple clinical, financial, and claims systems that must be integrated is merely the tip of the iceberg of the big data challenge. Big data can support improved decision making by offering a comprehensive and synthesized understanding of patients, nurses and organizations. Read more