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Dan Dougherty of EMC: Mobile, M2M Tech Could Spur Big Data Use in Federal Healthcare

healthcare systemA new MeriTalk survey commissioned by EMC Corp. has identified federal healthcare as a prime market for big data technologies, prompted by mobile and machine-to-machine tools.

Two out of three federal executives surveyed believe big data will have the largest impact on population health management, patient care in the military health system and preventive care, MeriTalk said Monday.

“DoD delivers healthcare to nearly 10 million people through TRICARE, and we know costs have been rising,” said Dan Dougherty, vice president for EMC Federal.

“Big data analytics, mHealth and M2M technology can make an impact in key areas, including helping to more successfully manage chronic conditions with improved preventative care–monitoring and addressing symptoms before they become acute,” he added.

One in three report their agencies have implemented at least one big data initiative to target patient care improvements, costs, health outcomes and early detection.

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