Horizons: Analytics in Healthcare: Turning Data into Knowledge

Healthcare facilities are generating and collecting a wealth of data. More data means larger patient datasets, and when coupled with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, including machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing, these data have great potential to help healthcare professionals better understand patients and optimize the delivery of care. However, according to one expert: “One can be ‘data rich’ and ‘information poor.’” This issue of Horizons explores the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in its journey toward optimizing data-based decision making.

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