Chief Information Officer of the Italian Drug Agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco)

SOCIETY | Oct 11, 2016

Data in healthcare: a lost heritage?

How important is data in healthcare? And what is their potential? Giancarlo Galardi’s vision
For years, when it was difficult to obtain data and it was difficult to process, statisticians and sociologists squabbled for generation about their relevance, pertinence and there were heated discussions ongoing about the transformation of data into information and its separation into governance or operational information. All of a sudden, when it became more simple to store large amounts of data in Dataware Houses, the entire previous discussion was put aside, forgotten.  After a while, we realized that we had the data,[…]