structured data

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structured data

An informatics term for data that can be slotted into discrete fields and enumerated or codified. Context may determine whether or not data are unstructured—e.g., a progress note might be standardised and structured in some EHR-S (e.g., Subjective/Objective/ Assessment/Plan) fields, but unstructured in others.

Examples
Patient address; diastolic blood pressure; coded result observation; coded diagnosis; patient risk assessment questionnaire with multiple-choice answers.
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Overall, while many companies admitted to struggling with governing unstructured data, only half of the surveyed companies said they have an IG program in place to help deal with it.
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Organisations lack a data map of their unstructured data and are often not aware of what content they have.
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With unstructured data representing -- by some reports - 80% of all organizational data this lack of process and control leaves organizations open to the worst impacts of data loss.
According to Gartner, the growth rate of data is 40 to 60 percent; but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80 percent1 and is becoming increasingly difficult to manage and protect.
Symantec Data Insight is said to enable organizations to improve data governanceAathrough insights into the ownership and usage of unstructured data, including files such as documents, spreadsheets and emails.
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