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Lifting Healthcare Out Of Its Digital Malaise

David Dimond

David Dimond

Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Engineer, Global Healthcare at Dell EMC
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The power of data in healthcare is nothing new. In 1846, a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis collected data to uncover why so many women in maternity wards were dying from childbed fever. After several outlandish theories, he discovered that medical students were transferring cadaverous particles from autopsies and thus one of the first infection-control hand-washing protocols was born. As a result, the rate of childbed fever fell dramatically. By using data to reach his conclusion, Dr. Semmelweis was a data scientist before his time.
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Big Data Transforms Healthcare

David Dimond

David Dimond

Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Engineer, Global Healthcare at Dell EMC
David Dimond

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I’m excited to be attending this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference where the intersection of healthcare and IT will be more prevalent than ever before. Big Data, of course, will play a prominent role this year.

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