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Powering Patient Care Using Big Data

Did you know that our bodies have over 150 trillion gigabytes of data within it? That is enough to fill 75 billion 16GB iPads.

Although we cannot harness this kind of data to help us store data or to help build complex internal databases, we can use it successfully in healthcare.

This practice is in its infancy at present, but has opened up significant opportunities that are going to grow in the future.

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Added by Chris Towers on March 11, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Bringing Silicon Valley to the ICU: My Vision of Data for Good

Any parent can relate to the anxiety of being encharged with a newborn completely dependent on you yet unable to communicate its needs. This worry is amplified when your baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks of life in the Intensive Care Nursery hooked up to cardiorespiratory monitors.

Here's the thing about cardiorespiratory monitors. These devices track a newborn’s heart rate, breathing rate and oxygenation so that nurses can attend to health problems like …

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Added by Rob Seaman on December 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

3 Tips Every IT Health Trainer Needs to Know

The recent studies done by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that people learn only 70 percent of what they know about their jobs informally. When talking about the IT health trainers then what possibly could be the stats? Are they efficient enough in delivering their best? What things they need to keep in mind in order to move with these…

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Added by Brian Almonte on December 17, 2013 at 1:25am — No Comments

The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare & Your Health

The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare & Your Health

 

Often we take good health for granted.  However if you or a loved one has ever experienced a sever injury, disease, or other health event, it is often a life changing occurrence, which turns one’s life upside down.  Today, there is more information available to patients to understand the symptoms, outline event progression, and summarize treatment options thanks to the Internet.  However, there is…

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Added by J. David Morris on February 14, 2013 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

Interesting big data opportunity

Interested in using your skills for a good cause, a great challenge and a $25,000 prize? How about predicting the future of ALS patients?

 

 Prize4Life is proud to announce the launch of a computational challenge to predict the future progression of disease in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The …

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Added by Neta Zach on August 13, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Fraud detection in Medicaid / Medicare

Medicaid is a USA government run healthcare program for the poor, elderly and disabled, which is jointly funded by the states and the federal government

Medicaid has been the top priority on many state budgets. Considering the huge investments from both government as well as states, there are whole lot of malpractices to grab this money.
Experts estimate…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on June 29, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

Official Theme For Silicon Valley: Big Data

According to the San Jose Mercury News writer Chris O'Brien, not only does Silicon Valley have the official theme of Big Data, but there is a data-driven revolution coming in healthcare. From the article:

It seems clear that machines, computers and software are capable of delivering a revolution in health care, a future that feels so possible and tantalizingly close. The barriers, for now, continue to be us hopelessly imperfect…

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Added by Richard Snee on February 9, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

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