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10 LACMA Welcomes New CEO Gustavo Friederichsen LACMAs new CEO, Gustavo Friederichsen, vows to make LACMA relevant and valuable again. Starting with his 100-day action plan, Friederichsen outlines the steps that will provide the platform for LACMAs new model.
FEATURE | CONNECTED CARE
6 Heed Those EHR Alerts14 CONNECTED CARE: Telehealth | Interoperability | Apps20 UC Health Commits to Improved Data Sharing22 New Physician Report Card Offers Side-by-Side Comparisons of Cost, Quality Ratings
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24 United We Stand | At Work for You
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4 P H YS I C I A N M AG A Z I N E | APRIL 2016
OVER THE NEX T FEW MONTHS , I am going to use the prerogative of the presidency to discuss topics that I find interesting or thought-provoking.
In March I attended a forum at UCLA at which innovations in the field of medicine were discussed. One presenter spoke about genetic profiling for disease prediction. I am going to write about the lure of big data.
During my residency, paper chart reviews were time-consuming, especially in data collection. Computers aided only in the statistical analysis. As data storage devices improved, more data was accessible for analysis, but it was still entered manually into the computer.
At first this amount overwhelmed a single computer. The Internet tied multiple computers to-gether, allowing for parallel processing and decreasing analytic time. With computer processors now
doubling their speed every 24 months (Moores Law), large databases can be ana-lyzed in multiple ways by a single computer. With electronic medical records, data is being entered automatically.
With hospital and clinics sharing databases, vast amounts of information are being accumulated. This is a veritable treasure trove to be sliced and diced for statistical significance requiring large numerators. Trends may be observed, which then require more in-depth research. We will learn better ways of disease detec-tion and management.
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