ECRI Institute has announced that Scott DiDonato will present a talk on big data at AHRMM’s 52nd Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla, on August 4.

DiDonato, a senior associate in ECRI Institute’s applied solutions group, is presenting with Dennis Orthman, senior director at Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), in a session titled, “Big Data: Beyond the Phrase.” The presentation will address issues such as the current role big data has in healthcare, where it is going, and where it will make the biggest impact.

“Big data, while still in its infancy, is quickly becoming a way to cut costs and increase efficiencies,” DiDonato says. “But we’re also seeing and realizing tremendous opportunities for supply chain professionals to improve cost, quality, and outcomes by tapping into the wealth of data being collected from hospitals and patients alike.”