Fairview, IBM form big data venture



By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal

Fairview Health Services and three other health systems are joining IBM to form an organization that will analyze mass amounts of data to improve the quality of care.

The venture, called Data Alliance Collaborative (DAC), will try to find ways to better integrate electronic medical record systems with other sources of data. DAC will initially focus on using data analytics to reduce hospital readmissions and ensure patients take prescribed medications, the group said in a press statement.”

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