With the overwhelming amount of data accumulated by healthcare providers across the country, the application of true smart healthcare data analytics can seem challenging. Last month at HIMSS15, we saw HIT leaders express confusion toward data analytics in our third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey. Within the survey, 84 percent of participants, representing CIOs, CMIOs, IT project managers, IT directors and consultants had questions around type, quantity, and ways in which to use their healthcare data. On top of this, 62 percent stated the biggest barrier to IT initiatives around MU and data analytics was a lack of organizational buy-in or financial resources. So, how do we transition these concerns into smart actions?