With advances in medical-records management and the ability to store massive amounts of data, opportunities for analyzing health information have grown in almost unimaginable proportions in the past decade. “Simple” databases with thousands of fields now seem quaint and almost irrelevant, as “big data” appears on the horizon as the emerging answer to many health-related data questions.
However, the concept of big data has as many detractors as supporters, and arguments range from big data being the answer to reducing costs and improving health care, to big data potentially leading to discrimination and total government or corporate control.
For this Discussion, you will investigate how big data have been applied to health care, and you will consider the potential use of big data by medium and small local health jurisdictions.
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Support your post based on the Learning Resources and current literature. Use APA formatting for your Discussion and to cite your resources.
Lee, C., Famoye, F., Shelden, B., & Brown, A. (n.d.a). Data manipulation. SPSS On-Line Training Workshop. Retrieved from http://calcnet.mth.cmich.edu/org/spss/data_manipulation.htm