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Making sure your business and data transform at the same velocity.

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What’s the discussion around data at your company? Is it focused on what your data can do or on how to get to it and manage it? The first moves your business forward, while the latter can make your goals just a wish list.

The “business” data discussion isn’t even happening at many companies, says Bill Fox, Global VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at MarkLogic: “Some aren’t ready to talk big data, and those who are, often can’t do anything about it because they can’t come close to using all of their siloed, structured data in a meaningful, impactful way.”

Fox – a nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare analytics, big data, program integrity and data security – spends the majority of his time talking about using data to impact your business. He’ll be joining MedCity News’ Chris Seper on Wednesday, January 27 for a webinar, Healthcare Information: Making Sure Your Business and Data Transform at the Same Velocity, to do just that.

Jerry Rickers, MarkLogic’s Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Engineering Lead, will also share insights gleaned from 35 years’ experience spent helping businesses globally assess and implement data technologies. He, along with Fox, will discuss the benefits for healthcare organizations of having a new generation platform for managing and using all of their data, even as it changes and new sources come on line.

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Over the years, Rickers says he’s seen “data volumes continue to explode, so it becomes more and more challenging to remove the data silos.” Ultimately, he notes, “there needs to be an approach that is nimble and facilitates change as data of all types are integrated.

“Too often, big data solutions lead to overly complex data architecture. In implementing new solutions, you have to consider people, process and technology for business value to be realized,” he adds.

One reason for the fragmented data is the nature of the healthcare industry over the last decade. From Fox’s perspective, “the M&A and consolidation push in healthcare has led to quite a few cobbled-together data environments. These can be fragile and typically can’t be operationalized.”

RELATED: Make sure your business and data transform at the same velocity

The good news, he says, is “the industry is poised to make all this business integration turn into data integration, improved care and healthier bottom lines.”

If your organization is struggling to adapt old technologies to meet new data needs, join Fox and Rickers, along with moderator Chris Seper, on Wednesday, January 27 at 2 p.m. EST to find out why it’s better to start with a completely new approach to integration.

Register now for our January 27 webinar.