Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations. It’s also a big believer in big data and is leveraging the technology to deliver enhanced services to its patients.

The Charlotte-based provider is using an in-house data warehouse to divide its medical treatment population—consisting of millions of unique patients—into various segments, including disease, environmental and geographical categories. CHS’s aim is to analyze these segments, make predictions and reduce readmissions, hospitalizations and inappropriate emergency department use.

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