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How to Approach Building a Healthcare Data Lake Roadmap

August 21, 2018 / Elizabeth O'Dowd

Navigating how to prepare a healthcare data lake can be a challenge, but focusing on flexibility and scalability while understanding data usage is key. Collecting, storing, and using data produced by patients is a major challenge, and organizations often have data they can’t sort through and use efficiently. Healthcare data lakes contain valuable information that can be used to improve patient care, but organizing the data and making it available takes significant IT infrastructure planning. Organizations preparing to make collected health data actionable should create a roadmap that will enable them to leverage data to improve workflow and patient care. “The core data lake is really becoming an advanced clinical research information system to accelerate the speed to knowledge,” EMC Global Healthcare Business CTO Dave Dimond told HealthITAnalytics.com in a previous interview.