«There’s certainly no shortage of data in today’s health systems, the problem is that up to 97 percent of that data goes unused, in large part because it remains in proprietary systems or other silos that leave it accessible only to the business units, or individual end users in some cases, that own it. As a result, clinical and operational leaders alike often act with only a fraction of the data that could lead to a more informed decision.»

The modern data platform has emerged as a way to make data more accessible and available to those with the rights to access it, all while taking advantage of the low storage cost and high elasticity associated with cloud computing. The data platform is both a technology stack — consisting of tools to ingest, store, process, reformat or transform, and analyze data, among other things — and a management principle focused on agility, flexibility and scalability to meet changing business needs.

Discover in more detail in the following article the key factors of these platforms as well as some of the challenges and most important considerations when implementing.

Article written by  Brian Eastwood / Image by Actian