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Conference report back: The practical ways data is transforming healthcare

I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the recent ‘Data & Analytics in Healthcare’ conference in Australia which took place at the end of March. The event was positioned as a ‘deep-dive into the data transformation taking place in healthcare across Australia – and aimed to explore efforts to transform the use of …

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Data Lake vs Data Warehouse

In a previous post I gave a high level description and overview of the data lake. Informally speaking, from a BI point of view, a data lake is a large scaled-out all-encompassing free-for-all unstructured data staging area. In this post I take the discussion further to investigate whether it replaces or interacts with the data …

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HISA Big Data 2013 Conference

I was fortunate to attend the HISA Big Data in Health and Biomedicine conference in Melbourne. The HISA conference is one of my favourites, because you get to hear about all the interesting and challenging applications of analytics in this intrinsically rewarding field. Last year the conference was about Data Governance, with Big Data featuring …

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HISA Data Governance Conference

Last week I attended the Data Governance conference organized by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) in Melbourne. The conference was very well organized, and there were interesting papers, all of a very high quality. In this post I will reflect on the highlights for me as a BI-focussed person.

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Data Quality vital for sound BI decisions

The success of every decision is closely related to the quality of the information that was used to make that decision. For this reason, Data Quality is very closely related to Business Intelligence. Data quality checks and active data quality controls should be embedded into the loading and reporting processes. This can ensure the quality …

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