Geologists point out that 80% of the world's commercial gold deposits were created in what they describe as an "earthquake flash."  And a recently published article in the Economist said that "the world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data."

If you trust those statements, then you won't have trouble acknowledging how the internet of things (IoT) - from a data perspective - has created that earthquake flash.  All types of businesses, across industries, now find themselves in the midst of a gold rush, so the pressure to discover valuable seams in driving IT investments in data collection, integration and analytics.  And because healthcare is no different, its notorious lack of a data standard is especially problematic.  READ MORE