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HIMSS14: Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Data? Or, How to Eat an Elephant

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Mar 3, 2014 10:22:00 AM

(reposted from HealthWorks Collective by Steve Goldstein with permission)

HIMSS14 is chock full of interesting folks, as befits a mini-city of 37,000 souls. One of them is Charles Nguyen, vice-president of Netmail, a Montreal-based firm that markets an alternative to email. I’ve been asking around about whether healthcare firms value data and are using it well. The reason Nguyen is here in Orlando is that a sizable chunk of his clients are in healthcare. Here is his take:

“Healthcare is one of the most heavily regulated industries and probably one of the most difficult to manage in the context of data management. Healthcare organizations must not only protect massive volumes of highly sensitive and confidential data that flows through their networks but they also must deal with managing known and unknown threats that can enter an organization from a large number of access points. To make matters worse, they are also burdened with having to comply with very stringent regulations."

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Topics: Email Attachments, HIMSS 2014, big data

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