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Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA

As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
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Eager to manage runaway costs -- even before the arrival of Obamacare mandates -- healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting advanced data analytics. Among the many benefits outlined in an article in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) were personalization of care, defining patient populations, mining claims data for insights and advancing medical research. Best of all, the data should inform clinical best practices, leading to better patient outcomes.

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