Take a second to think about the world’s greatest resources, what comes to mind? Your answers could range anywhere from oil to soil, though I’d venture to say that data never percolates to the top of that list. Within the next decade, our society will see a prolific changing of the guard, a change that will make data one of the most valuable resources on Earth. Why does this matter to you? More importantly, why does healthcare’s use of this data matter to you? Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, every person on this planet is an employee in the field of healthcare; whether that be as a patient, provider, or associated third party, we all play a role.