Moore, Eyestone, and Coddington (2013) defined big data as the “vast amounts of diverse data, both structured and unstructured, that organizations can access quickly and analyze using innovative new tools that help pinpoint opportunities to manage better and improve value” (Moore et al., 2013, p. 61). It is known to be a massive body of structured or raw, digital data from all sorts of sources needing analysis for use. In the nursing or clinical system, the use of bigdata plays a significant role in the electronic health records, for the acquisition, analysis, and sharing of patient data (Brennan & Bakken, 2015). One potential benefit I can think of is with the ability to gather data on a patient from multiple sources, for example, office visits, pharmacy acquired medications, urgent care visits, and previous hospitalizations. The hospital I work for uses EPIC, and most of the outpatient clinics and urgent cares have mutual relationships with the hospital and can share information when patients are admitted. Patient history is a piece of essential information when assessing and
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- Fall '17
- keisha lovence