Big Data: Empowering Health

 

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Big data science: A literature review of nursing research exemplars

Abstract

Background

Big data and cutting-edge analytic methods in nursing research challenge nurse scientists to extend the data sources and analytic methods used for discovering and translating knowledge.

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to identify, analyze, and synthesize exemplars of big data nursing research applied to practice and disseminated in key nursing informatics, general biomedical informatics, and nursing research journals.

Methods

Data Science in Nursing

Big Data, data science, and precision medicine/health research priorities and initiatives are permeating nursing and health care (https://datascience.nih.gov/). The predictable seeds for Big Data, which are characterized by data volume, variability, veracity, velocity, and variety, were planted by the “information explosion” (a term first used 70 years ago in 1941, Oxford English Dictionary).