JGR is a professional stock car racing team, with headquarters in North Carolina. As the company’s CTO, Foley is responsible for running a network that must analyze and transmit information during races in real time — to as many as 40 members of a car’s team, working in multiple locations on a track and at JGR headquarters. What roles do big data and analytics play in racing and in JGR’s network? At the race track there are several sources of data we’re pulling in real time.
One of the most contentious topics among healthcare providers is quality reporting. Advocates say quality reporting inevitably leads to higher levels of care, while critics say it robs them of time that would be better spent seeing patients. As Healthcare Finance News Associate Editor Jeff Lagasse notes, that debate played out recently in the Point/Counterpoint feature in the Annals of Family Medicine.