Quality is the Missing Link in HealthLink’s Million+ Database

HealthLink depends on their data. And the company has a lot of it – it operates the largest multisourced database of active practicing physicians and allied health professionals. Their database helps the pharmacy, healthcare, medical device and insurance industries efficiently target their primary markets. With so much data to collect and manage, HealthLink recognized it was critical to implement a…

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How to Drain a Murky, Big Data Swamp

Gathering data without proper governance can turn data lakes into data swamps – devoid of metadata management, rife with duplication, plagued with errors, and presenting an opaque view of your operations. But Big Data verification and governance solutions can transform expanding data volumes into trusted, actionable information across the enterprise. Melissa’s V.P. of Enterprise Sales and Strategy, Bud Walker, shares…

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Capturing Current & Correct Customer Data – Why is it so Important in E-Commerce?

Up Close & Personal – The Four P’s of People Data Nothing holds more value for ecommerce organizations than accurate people data – name, address, phone, email and demographics. We have outlined four major factors that impact the success of a business and increase customer satisfaction in regards to accurate and complete people data. 1. Protect your organization – By…

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Rinsing Out Bad Patient Data Increased Efficiency for Dental School

Unverified and outdated address data plagued the database of the University of Iowa’s School of Dentistry, having a tremendous effect on the communication with its patients. Check out this case study to see how the dental school rinsed out bad data, continues to maintain sparkly clean patient records, and most importantly, increased operational efficiency. Mailing has always been an integral…

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The Half-Life of Data

Data is the new oil of the digital economy. Effectively used, data can help organizations to better understand customer needs and provide winning strategies to meet them. But the data you depend on to make these important decisions is always in flux. In The Half-Life of Data, Bud Walker, Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Strategy for Melissa, breaks down…

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Google Gets Nailed for GDPR

Today is Data Privacy Day! A good day to remind our readers about GDPR data privacy regulations and those pesky goalposts. If you haven’t been keeping up, the GDPR hammer is coming down hard and fast on tech giants like Google, who was recently hit with a fine totaling 50 million Euros (about $57,192,500) by France’s data protection regulator CNIL.…

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When does Big Data become Bad Data?

Last month, we spoke about big data and the importance of leveraging such data to provide insights to drive better informed business decisions. But at what point does this data become useless? As we mentioned, big data provides detailed insight as it draws upon information from a number of sources and data points and thus, big data can reveal new…

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