Analytics and Visualization
This book is not about how to do analytics. Rather, we will explore the specialized infrastructures and tools that support research on and exploration of health data at scale. Generally, this involves aggregating at least the clinical part of that data from a large number of digital health records. This introduces the interoperability issues and technologies we have been discussing throughout the book. It is good to think back to the proposed FHIR Bulk Data Protocol we discussed in the population health section. We referred then to research as another future application of FHIR once that access method becomes available.