Why Big Data Struggles to Prove its Value in the World of Healthcare

Why Big Data Struggles to Prove its Value in the World of Healthcare

Big data is quickly expanding to a number of industries, and healthcare is no exception. With the use of big data, all kinds of medical records and studies can be digitized and easily analyzed. However, using big data in the healthcare space comes with its own set of challenges that anyone involved in the industry should be aware of.

Unreliable Data

The U.S. government and other private organizations have poured billions of dollars into digitizing medical records, but so far the data has basically just stayed where it is. Next to nothing has been done to analyze and actually use that data, in large part because the data is incredibly difficult to use and interpret. Medical data is often stored in databases, which tend to not be easily compatible with each other. Some of the best and most useful information is often added to records as freeform notes, which can be hard to digitize and interpret. Medical records also pass through multiple people’s hands, from nurses to techs and doctors, before making it to the digital world, meaning it is relatively easy for errors or discrepancies to enter someone’s personal information. One of the biggest pushes for big data in healthcare is ...


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What Big Data and the Internet of Things Will Look Like in 2017

What Big Data and the Internet of Things Will Look Like in 2017

As companies continue to adapt to changes in big data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), there are certain trends which will shape 2017 that companies looking to maximize their ROI and productivity need to monitor.

The IoT and big data analysis have a broad impact on businesses, affecting areas such as risk assessment, risk management, and business strategy. According to a Business Insider report, proper IoT implementation and usage could boost business profit by lowering operational cost, increasing productivity, and enabling market expansion and new product development. However, businesses face well-documented challenges, such as security, that currently hampers the proper implementation and utilization of the IoT and big data analytics.

Some of these challenges and opportunities will be better explored in 2017. Here are some improvements expected in 2017:

Enhanced IoT Security

The security risk is one of the key challenges that has hampered the wide adoption of the IoT despite its potential. The risk to the interconnected devices, the platform, the communication, and the operating system is still a serious threat for many businesses. Enhanced securities that can shield IoT devices from physical tampering and information attacks, encrypt communications, and prevent battery-draining denial of sleep attacks will be available is 2017.

The ...


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How to Stop Data Theft in the Healthcare Industry?

How to Stop Data Theft in the Healthcare Industry?

Cybercrime in the healthcare industry is growing rapidly. Nearly 90% of all healthcare organizations have experienced one or more data breach in the past two years. This industry has suffered more breaches than any other industry in the last ten years, losing an estimated total of $6.2 billion. They are failing largely because they haven’t been securing their applications. When it comes to online security, the healthcare industry has been stuck in their ways, but this needs to change. They need to adapt with the times and become unpredictable, or we could see some life-threatening information get into the wrong hands.

When it comes to data theft in the healthcare industry, there are three areas that these thieves look for: medical records, billing and insurance records, and payment information. The hackers go mainly for medical records and are looking for the best way to sell this information to people. They are leveraging the information they have over social media to get more people interested in what they are selling. Medical records are still a little harder to sell than financial records, but experts believe that very soon, these hackers will be able to sell the information much more easily. This will ...


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