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This IDC study presents a methodology for navigating the challenges encountered by healthcare organizations when implementing Big Data and analytics (BDA) projects aimed at supporting integrated care. It describes a step-by-step approach to BDA implementations. This methodology uses IDC Health Insights' information management framework to give healthcare providers an understanding of the implications in terms of business strategy, information governance, and enterprise information architecture that will impact the workflow of BDA technologies — from data creation and acquisition to information processing and the integration of insights into business process decisions.
"Healthcare providers can overcome business and technology challenges to effectively share patient information in an integrated care paradigm but only with a consistent strategy and thorough implementation approach," said Silvia Piai, EMEA research manager, IDC Health Insights. "In this sense, leveraging the BDA opportunity will require healthcare executives to plan an end-to-end information management strategy that takes into consideration overall business objectives, new process technology, and organizational aspects described in this methodology."