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Health Industry Prepares To Mine Patient Data

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

August 16, 2011

With the increased use of remote monitoring systems and new digital imaging technology, "tremendous amounts of data" are being generated but not analyzed, The Australian reports. A vice president of an analytics company says that "doctors have live data coming out of these devices and equipment, but to date it really hasn't been analyzed." According to the report, healthcare suppliers will begin selling equipment and software that can analyze the streaming data. "If there was a national healthcare database in the U.S.," he says, "the value of that information in terms of mining it to identify trends across population segments is phenomenal."         
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