This blog is co-authored by Chris Aulbach and Greg Locke.
By definition, the spinal cord is “the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and associated tissue that is enclosed in the spine and connects nearly all parts of the body to the brain, with which it forms the central nervous system.” In essence, it’s the most important structure between the body and the brain.
In the healthcare industry, big data functions much like a spinal cord. Pulled from across a variety of diverse sources, data helps health systems derive the level of insight and trends needed to personalize treatment, foster effective communication between patients and physicians, and improve the overall quality of patient care. More