16 février

When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that have proven successful in clinical research.  

Over the past 40 years, little has been learned about how to prevent, diagnose and effectively treat one of the most complex infectious diseases in the country — chronic Lyme disease. But now, big data tools like patient registries have the potential to...

Big Data analyses are observational, raising threats to causal inference. Validity checks help, but we must not let enthusiasm about Big Data obscure the science. Austin B. Frakt, PhD, and Steven D. Pizer, PhD Spurred by the accuracy with which companies...

15 février

The big data analytics opportunities are expanding quickly in the healthcare industry. What are some of the most promising areas of growth? Big data analytics isn’t just a fad for the healthcare industry: it’s a quickly growing, incredibly lucrative opportunity to restructure the way care delivery works.  Billions of dollars are on the line for vendors who can successfully prove their value to the provider community, which has an insatiable appetite for the tools and...

“We live in a world of big data, we need to be able to capture it and analyse it intelligently,” he said. The CQC is currently looking preparing a future strategy for the organisation which will be published in May. Wyman’s plans are thought to be...

12 février

Big Data: 35 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016 Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets available, ready to be used and analyzed by anyone willing to look for them.  Below is a list of 35 of the most globally interesting I’ve come...

11 février

While health systems are using high-tech and high-touch approaches to reach patients, active patient engagement remains elusive, a recent report by HealthLeaders magazine indicates. Recognizing this, many nontraditional players are entering the healthcare market, including several Silicon Valley startups that are disrupting healthcare with digital business models that mimic the successful tactics of more mature business-to-consumer enterprises. The talk today is all about who will be the next...

A new collaboration between big data analytics technology provider Teradata and big data strategy consultancy Knowledgent aims to provide deeper insight into patient health risks and as a result improve patient experiences while reducing costs. The companies have announced a partnership to leverage predictive analytics in making health risk analysis more effective. The partnership comes as healthcare insurers and providers look to reduce hospital admission and readmission rates. Improving the...

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