Beyond a technical perspective: Understanding big data capabilities in health care

Yichuan Wang, Leeann Kung, Chaochi Ting, Terry Anthony Byrd

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Abstract

To date, the health care industry has paid little attention to the potential benefits to be gained from big data. While most pioneering big data studies have adopted technological perspectives, a better understanding of the strategic implications of big data is urgently needed. To address this lack, this study examines the development, architecture and component functionalities of big data, and identifies its capabilities, including traceability, the analysis of unstructured data and patterns of care, and its predictive capacity to support healthcare managers seeking to formulate more effective big-data-based strategies. Our findings will help healthcare organizations respond strategically to the challenges they face in today's highly competitive healthcare market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3044-3053
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 8 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2015-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period1/5/151/8/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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