7.2 Big Data in Health Care

This video provides concrete examples of big data being used to help improve health care. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • Do I currently use any methods of collecting big data?
  • Have I ever shared big data with others through traditional or non-traditional methods?
  • Are there other ways to possibly apply big data to health care, in an effort to improve patient health outcomes?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe a reason for which a researcher might want to pull patient data
  • Explain how big data can positively impact health care
  • Cite an example of big data in use

Video Tutorial

Presented By: François Modave


Practice Activity

Instructions: After watching the video tutorial, complete the following practice assessment. Choose the best answer for each question, and check your response for immediate feedback.



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