Reliable metadata is the key to leveraging semantic computing and predictive analytics for better healthcare, including population health management and crisis care. Health IT Analytics brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Semantic Computing, Predictive Analytics Need Reliable Metadata.”

The healthcare industry is close to the saturation point of electronic health record (EHR) adoption. This doesn’t mean it is time to languish in the exhaustion of implementation. Basic data governance principles still apply so it is time for the next phase of health IT implementation: the big data analytics environment.

The pressure is on to cut costs, meet quality benchmarks, shoulder financial risk, and improve patient outcomes. It is not surprising to see the anxiety in providers who are still racing to meet the challenges.

Big data analytics and advanced semantic computing or machine learning projects require expertise to help providers navigate the myriad requirements involved in delivering optimal care. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.