“ Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles ” Guest Essay
One of the more popular courses we at the NNLM offer is called “Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles“. This nation-wide course “explains the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes, explains current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives, and illustrates the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective”. The assignments in the course build over the nine weeks until the participants can use them as the basis for a final essay. The essays are really wonderful thought-pieces both about how librarians can enter the big data world, and about how the participants themselves see that world differently after having taken the course. And then we in the NNLM regions post the essays from those in our regions who wrote them! In our most recent course offering there were no participants from the Pacific Northwest Region, but Luz Crespo, who works at the Catawba Valley Health System/North West AHEC Library, in the Southeastern Atlantic region, has graciously allowed us to post her final essay here. Enjoy! “Big Data and the Role for Health Science Librarians” by Luz Crespo As health science librarians get involved with big data, they develop the skills that can assist end-users. Librarians who learn about the processes of big data can evaluate how data originate, how the amount of data is constantly being produced for larger capacities, and generally how it works. It is interesting ...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science big data EHR Patricia Brennan Source Type: news
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