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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The CKO in the Healthcare Data Explosion

Stan Dyck sends along this post from Healthcare IT News, very true about the explosion of healthcare data:

“ ....  Chief knowledge officer (CKO) is an emerging role we are beginning to see,” Cindy Zak, director of health information and privacy officer at Milford Hospital in Milford, Conn., told her audience at the convention ... Zak, who spoke on a panel about EHR innovations, said healthcare is experiencing an “information explosion.” ... “What are we going to with all this information?” she asked. “How are we going to use it to innovate? There is a need for someone to champion the use of information.” She proffered that when meaning is applied to data, it becomes information. And when information is shared, it becomes knowledge that can be applied to an end – treating a patient.... ' 

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