OPINION -- One cannot help but read or hear about how the costs of drugs are going up and are becoming a greater percentage of the costs of treating patients.
One of the basic elements necessary for good predictive analytics is quality, clean data. It is often said that data analytics is only as good as the data that an entity seeks to analyze and the form in which it exists.
OPINION -- I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a number of weeks ago in New York City.
OPINION -- It seems like almost weekly we read about a data breach. Some data breaches reach the media because they involve breaches affecting 500 people or more and are required to be reported on a government website.