Can the National Health System build on big data?

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Big data is one of those terms that seems to be everywhere at the moment. Based on a technical definition from industry analyst firm Gartner, big data is an IT term that covers “high volume, high velocity, and/or high variety information assets that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimisation”.

New data is created every day through our interactions with applications, websites and online services. Big data also refers to how organisations can make use of this volume, variety and velocity of new information that is available.

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