Finding Good Data, Not Just Lots of Data

 In Clinical Decision Support, Big Data
Have you read Doing Something With All That Data by Fred N. Pelzman, MD, MedPage Today Staff Writer?
In that article, Dr. Pelzman struggles with the same issue that we hear from so many clinicians. Recovering patient information from an EMR or any hospital IT system is about finding “good data, not just lots of data.”
The standard EMR dashboards are rules-based systems where you take a large data set, apply an obvious rule or filter, and see data results that are manageable, but there’s room for improvement. The next step is to use algorithms and intelligent filters to give clinicians better information. Instead of manageable sets of data, it’s about meaningful data that can be used for patient treatment.
What meaningful data would you like to see used for patient treatment?