Big Data Means Big Potential, Challenges for Nurse Execs.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the web article Big Data Means Big Potential, Challenges for Nurse Execs.
  • Reflect on your own experience with complex health information access and management and consider potential challenges and risks you may have experienced or observed.

 Write a description of at least one potential benefit of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Then, describe at least one potential challenge or risk of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Propose at least one strategy you have experienced, observed, or researched that may effectively mitigate the challenges or risks of using big data you described. Be specific and provide examples.

As part of a clinical system, big data comes with many potential benefits including reducing the cost of operations, improving accuracy during the treatment process, make better decisions, promote quality of care to patients, and lower the rate of re-admissions. Big data has brought tremendous improvement and opportunities for clinical application and biological discoveries. Technological advances in medical device data and electronic health records has improved efficiency making it easier to achieve the nursing objective and improve patients’ experience. It enhances the analysis the situation, gathering and interpretation of data to make the most informed decision.

Although big data comes with many benefits, its application in a clinical system is marked with many challenges or risks. Major challenges includes concerns regarding data integrity, visualization, and security. Big data analytics has become a tough issue in the healthcare industry today. Although improving the availability and accessibility of data comes with a positive impact, it becomes a major issue of concern when unauthorized individuals with malicious intentions access it. Issues of security of data is a challenge that is affecting all the aspect of big data including capturing, analysis, usage and storage of information.