Barriers to Healthcare Data Standardization
APRIL 30, 2019
There are numerous obstacles in making healthcare data useful for downstream analysis for decision making. There may be no bigger challenge than taking data that has been captured from disparate healthcare EMR systems and cleansing and normalizing them into something uniform for consumption. This is a result of the way that data is captured in EMR systems. It is important to understand why data could be non-standard to determine what to do about it.