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Understanding Healthcare’s Data Problem: Global Landmarks Edition

The U.S. produces over a billion clinical care documents annually, but nearly 80 percent of the data they contain is unstructured and therefore difficult to access, assemble, understand, and use. If we could access and take advantage of this unstructured data, it would be a sea change for healthcare, leading to improved the care delivery, clinical decisions, and health system efficiency.

Here’s an exercise that might help you understand the magnitude of this problem – and impact of a potential solution. Try guessing the following famous world landmarks and the countries they are in, with only a small portion of their surface area visible:

1.

Yosemite[1]

2.

USA-NYC-Statue_of_Liberty[1]

 

3.

Taj_Mahal

4.

St._Basil_Cathedral[1]

5.

Giza, Egypt --- Great Sphinx --- Image by © Paul Hardy/CORBIS

6.

great_wall_of_china[1]

7.

EiffelTower[1]

8.

Coliseum[1]

9.

Christtheredeemer[1]

10.

BigBen[1]

See how difficult recognizing famous places is with just a small percentage of the available data? Physicians are currently in a similar situation with patient health care data. This is where Apixio comes in – Apixio’s Iris platform unlocks the value of unstructured data, thereby taking the percentage of data we have to work with in healthcare from 20% to 100%. Request a demo at marketing@apixio.com for more info.

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