Gartner Research

Capture Value for Your HDO From These Eight Big Data Sources

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00302638

Analyst(s): Richard Gibson, M.D.


The term "big data" means many different things to healthcare executives, and inhibits meaningful strategic thinking about the real value of data and analytics. This research puts big data in healthcare into perspective, and the focus back on extracting value from data and analytics.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Physicians' Free-Text Notes
  • Patient-Generated Health Data
  • Genomics
  • Physiological Monitoring Data
  • Publicly Available Data
  • Credit Card and Purchasing Data
  • Social Media Data
  • Medical Imaging Data


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