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Journal Article

The promise of big data: improving patient safety and nursing practice.

Linnen D. Nursing. 2016;46:28-34; quiz 34-5.

Big data is gaining attention as a way to improve quality and safety. This commentary discusses how outcomes data can be applied to enhance safety of nursing care and reviews limitations to successfully using analytics, including insufficient interoperability and inadequate funding to design effective tools.