Digitization of patient files and aggregation of public insurance data has led to an explosion of data. Big Data is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, improving the access and quality of patient care.
Disclaimer: This article was originally posted on Dataconomy.com in 2014 covering the spread of the Ebola With the Ebola threat still looming large, widespread efforts are being made to identify, quarantine and treat possible carriers. BigMosaic, a big data analytics program developed by the Centers for Disease Control in collaboration
Patient privacy and safety have always been cornerstones of the U.S. healthcare system. But in today’s digital era, there are apps tracking the most sensitive information such as the female menstrual cycle and fertility window. The collection of this data might be valuable for the future of healthcare – the
In an increasingly always-on, connected world, it’s easy to assume that everyone reaps the benefits of technological advances. Unfortunately, technology has not changed the fact that the rich continue to get richer, while the poor get exploited. The technology revolution in the healthcare field is big business. Care providers and
By leveraging Data Science, AI, and other digital technologies, the healthcare industry could build complementary health solutions that are personalized to the specific needs of patients. Here is how and why. The world population grows by more than 80 million per year, according to a 2017 report by the United Nations.
Data Science is a remarkable field that enables researchers to improve the quality of life for humanity. However, officials have failed to use the technology to benefit one of the nation’s most at-risk groups – incarcerated women. Researchers are taking a closer look at typically overlooked jailhouse pregnancies in a
Netflix excels at attracting users to its platform and hooking them on to the content it provides. For several years, pharmaceutical companies have wanted to achieve the same thing with specialised medical content. But is it that easy to transfer the “Netflix principle” to the pharmaceutical industry? What kind of
Before you start using the next amazing new femtech innovation, you may want to weigh the benefits against your right to privacy. You might want to think twice before accepting that sweet employer incentive for participating in health monitoring. Yes. Corporate wellness monitoring programs offer benefits, but they also have
Technology is driving a major revolution in patient care. These days, wearable devices and healthcare applications on smartphones are putting the power into patients’ hands, allowing them to be more involved in their healthcare and in improving their overall health and wellness. At the same time, robots are now making
Can you fight cancer with the help of Big Data and Machine Learning? How can these technologies help in the procedure of diagnosis, drug discovery and treating cancer? Cancer is an ailment with a long tail distribution. This implies there are different explanations for this condition to take place with
What is the promise of AI to radiologists? How will the future customize preventive medicine using cross-functional data, like genomics and historical data? Read on. One hundred and fourteen years ago, the first Röntgen Congress was held in Berlin to explore Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery, X- Rays, a medical miracle