Demystifying Big Data and Machine
Learning for Healthcare

Healthcare transformation requires us to continually look at new and better ways to manage insights – both within and outside the organization today. Increasingly, the ability to glean and operationalize new insights efficiently as a byproduct of an organization’s day-to-day operations is becoming vital to hospitals and health systems ability to survive and prosper. One of the long-standing challenges in healthcare informatics has been the ability to deal with the sheer variety and volume of disparate healthcare data and the increasing need to derive veracity and value out of it.

Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare investigates how healthcare organizations can leverage this tapestry of big data to discover new business value, use cases, and knowledge as well as how big data can be woven into pre-existing business intelligence and analytics efforts. This book focuses on teaching you how to:

  • Develop skills needed to identify and demolish big-data myths

  • Become an expert in separating hype from reality

  • Understand the V’s that matter in healthcare and why

  • Harmonize the 4 C’s across little and big data

  • Choose data fi delity over data quality

  • Learn how to apply the NRF Framework

  • Master applied machine learning for healthcare

  • Conduct a guided tour of learning algorithms

  • Recognize and be prepared for the future of artificial intelligence in
    healthcare via best practices, feedback loops, and contextually intelligent
    agents (CIAs)

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Our Authors

Prashant Natarajan

Prashant Natarajan Iyer is Product Director of Healthcare Solutions at Oracle in the Health Sciences Global Business Unit. He has portfolio responsibility for precision medicine, population health

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John C. Frenzel

John Frenzel, MD, is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

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Detlev H. Smaltz

Herb Smaltz is the Founder, President, and CEO of CIO Consult, LLC, a strategic IT consulting firm. Prior to founding CIO Consult, Herb founded Health Care DataWorks

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