Monday, October 15, 2012

Data Mining

We have been spending quite a bit of time over the past year extracting sets of data from disparate databases which in itself has been an interesting experience. But we have finally been tasked with helping to develop a real trending and forecasting tool to help predict future patient outcomes in a specific population.  This is where the gathering of the data becomes fun and fulfilling. Finding patterns, matching data sets, interpreting lab results over long periods of time is what makes being in the information technology field an interesting challenge. Within the first week of spitting out initial results, we are seeing promising scenarios but we know much more fine tuning is going to need to be done.

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