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With every news story, the concepts of data mining healthcare information move higher still up the research and policy agenda in this area. Clinical information and genetic data contained within electronic health records (EHRs) represents a major source of useful information for biomedical research but accessing it in a useful way can be difficult.

10 January

Across the western world, ageing is one of the most important health issues of our age. Estimates suggest that the number of older people will double by 2050 around the world, so being able to age hea...

Every healthcare organization across the care continuum is currently racing to gain an edge over their peers by using big data analytics to provide the best solution to the puzzle of the Triple Aim. There are countless impactful strategies to help organizations reduce costs and improve outcomes by leveraging data, but the past few months have seen two intriguing concepts rise above the rest. Artificial intelligence and blockchain have quickly become the tools of choice for developers,...

NOTE: The content below contains the first few paragraphs of the printed article and the titles of the sidebars and boxes, if applicable. Healthcare is moving increasingly toward personalized approaches — tailoring treatment based on each patient’s unique disease. Precision medicine is well-established in oncology, with many cancers now characterized by their unique genomic alterations. In the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved several treatments based on...

09 January

Abstract Big data has become the ubiquitous watch word of medical innovation. The rapid development of machine-learning techniques and artificial intelligence in particular has promised to revolutionize medical practice from the allocation of resources to the diagnosis of complex diseases. But with big data comes big risks and challenges, among them significant questions about patient privacy. Here, we outline the legal and ethical challenges big data brings to patient privacy. We discuss,...

What if there was a way to predict and respond to natural disasters? What if you could help track climate change by documenting when your skating rink freezes from your own backyard? What if blockchain, the intricate technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and a powerful tool for efficiency, could regulate the complex global food supply system?  These are only a few of the applications of the use of big data in our everyday lives, and all these examples are currently being developed...

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January 03, 2019 - More than three-quarters of healthcare C-suite executives are increasing their pace of investment in healthcare big data and artificial intelligence (AI), according to a recent survey by NewVantage Partners. Around 79 percent of senior healthcare executives said they have a greater urgency for investing in big data and AI initiatives. For the survey, NewVantage Partners polled C-suite executives at 65 industry leading firms in a variety of industries, including...

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