“The research division of electronic health record (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion launched a new Web database March 20 that allows researchers to uncover patterns in public health. Researchers will analyze big data to study adverse health conditions and adverse drug reactions, according to the company.
“Big data holds the key to understanding health care today and improving it in the future,” Dr. Robert Rowley, medical director at Practice Fusion, said in a statement. “Putting this knowledge in the hands of doctors will save lives and enable patients to make informed decisions about their health.”
Brian T. Horowitz, eWeek, 23 March 2012