PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING CLASSMATE’S POST IN 50 WORDS OR MORE: Option 2 –

PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING CLASSMATE’S POST IN 50 WORDS OR MORE:
Option 2 – Define “big data” and describe two ways it can be utilized to advance nursing and/or improve patient outcomes. 
Introducing “big data” in healthcare allows health care providers to use new technologies in treatment of patients and health management. Big data is a term that includes structured and unstructured data sets. These sets can be used in health care for guidance of clinical decision-making processes. The use of big data can decrease health care costs and improve patient outcomes. One of the most common ways to use “big data” in health care include use of electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMRs), personal health records (PHRs), and data produced by widespread digital health tools like wearable medical devices and health apps on mobile devices. Another way to use “big data” to advance nursing and improve patient care is to use it as predictive analytics. The use of predictive analytics will allow access to statistical forecasts, and it will allow health care providers to estimate the likelihood of occurrence of specific diseases and, on this basis, to plan types of health services.  
References  
Batko, K., & Ślęzak, A. (2022). The use of Big Data Analytics in healthcare. Journal of big data, 9(1), 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-021-00553-4Links to an external site.