Data Alone Can’t Make Health Improvements Happen

Posted by Pratap Khedkar on Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The data changing hands in the new data-driven healthcare partnership between Google and St. Louis-based health system Ascension runs the gamut from patient names and birth dates to lab results and previous hospitalizations. The duo may have its sights set on using this information to personalize care and lower costs, but data privacy alarms are going off everywhere, raising questions about who really owns patient medical records and whether the benefits of sharing patient data outweigh the risks to the patient/consumer.


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Why Metadata is Key to Improving Customer Experiences

Posted by Carrie Reininger on Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Jones Jaick co-wrote this blog post with Carrie Reininger. 

There’s a lot of buzz around the term metadata among marketers today, but what exactly is metadata, and why does it make so many people squirm?

Metadata simply means data about data. In the context of marketing and promotion, metadata is crucial because it helps marketers and campaign managers track a plethora of promotional data and organize it to draw insights about content, channel and tactic performance. In a world where marketers are chasing customer centricity (targeting the right customer, with the right message, through the right channel, at the right time), capturing marketing activity and engagement data is critical. By taking control of metadata, marketers can optimize their campaigns through data-driven, accurate and actionable insights and get faster response and turnaround times. Here are the benefits of tagging and leveraging metadata and accurately tagging assets:


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The Evolving Data Landscape Will Transform Healthcare. Here Are Four Trends to Watch.

Posted by Paul Darling on Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Oladele Ojo co-wrote this blog post with Paul Darling. 

The healthcare system generates approximately a zettabyte (a trillion gigabytes) of data each year, which includes both classic data from sources such as EHRs, diagnostics and genetics, as well as newer data sources such as gut biome sensors, wearable devices and environmental monitors, and social media. Consequently, it’s now possible to quantify a person across three dimensions of human existence: biological, environmental and digital/social.


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