At Nash, we’re all about making sense of big data. Ongoing training and webinars are some of the ways we help clients understand their numbers. That’s why we enjoyed this question posed to Bruce Smith, senior vice president and CIO at Advocate Health Care in Illinois, by Heath Care’s Most Wired. His answer hits at the core issue for many financial folk. Here’s the snippet –
How do you avoid being data rich, but information poor? [SMITH] -It takes new skills and learning to effectively work in this space. There needs to be clear definition of the problems we are trying to resolve or the processes we are trying to improve, with expectations of result. We need to bring in talent that has the skill sets to exploit the data and to translate it into formats that lead to improvements and understanding.
You can read the full article here.