Healthcare Big Data

Healthcare big data refers to collecting, analyzing, and leveraging consumer, patient, physical, and clinical data that is too vast or complex to be understood by traditional means of data processing. Instead, machine learning algorithms and data scientists often process big data. The rise of big healthcare data comes in response to the digitization of healthcare information and the rise of value-based care, which has encouraged the industry to use data analytics to make strategic business decisions. Faced with the challenges of healthcare data – such as volume, velocity, variety, and veracity – health systems need to adopt technology capable of collecting, storing, and analyzing this information to produce actionable insights.