“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”Posted on December 22nd, 2019
Wish you a Very Happy Diwali 2019. May this Diwali usher in good health, happiness and prosperity to you.Posted on October 27th, 2019
We all understand duplicate records are bad. They hurt analytics, increase operational overheads, make compliance a pain and increase risk. But well, there are as many challenges an enterprise faces, surely duplicate records can be something we can live with? How bad can it be?
A recent survey by Black Book has quantified just how bad duplicate records can be. The survey found that an average hospital is spending an extra 1.5 million USD an year due to duplicate and fragmented patient records. 1.5 million USD! Lack of a master patient index is clearly a very costly affair.
The survey also found that with hospitals with more than 150 beds and hundreds of thousands of records, it took approximately 5 months for data cleaning with data validation and normalisation.
5 months of data cleaning equals 625,000 USD duplicate data spend besides the software and implementation costs (1.5*5/12) Surely there is a faster and much cheaper way to get there? 😉