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.
As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.
Scientists at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute are planning to create the first labrador genome through aptly titled Labradome project. The focus is to determine the environmental roots of disease – viruses, bacteria, poor food or poor exercise regimes in pedigree dogs which might further pave the way for further research
Data Driven Genomic Diagnostics Startup Blueprint Genetics Lands €2m – Aims at Expansion Into the US
Finnish gene testing and Next-Generation Sequencing outfit, Blueprint Genetics has landed €2 million in a new funding round. Avohoidon Tutkimussäätiö, a Finnish foundation, along with Inventure, led the round, raising Blueprint Genetics’ total funding to €2.96 million. Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Blueprint Genetics, described the company’s intentions, “Our technology enabled
Leading provider of predictive health analytics Lumiata has closed $5 million in equity funding, as per an SEC filing dated for August 11. Lumiata has developed a one of a kind medical graph that analyzes collated multitudes of data points which helps deliver real-time predictive analytics, assisting hospital networks and
In what seems to be a subtle but significant step forward, neuroscientists have been able to study neural activity in the brain, of multitudes of neurons simultaneously, according to a new review paper published in Nature. John P. Cunningham, assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University and Byron M. Yu
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioner Julie Brill has voiced concerns about the way consumer apps collect and use health data. She raised the issue during a round-table discussion at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event in Washington DC this week. Brill remarked that the collection and use of data ought
Doctors in the Carolinas Health System are making patient care a little more personal. The system, which includes more than 900 hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and surgical centers in North and South Carolina, have begun using consumer data on 2 million people to identify high-risk patients, and take a
Swansea University have added the brand new MSc in Health Data Science to their curriculum, the first of its kind in the UK. The Health Data Science masters is aimed at healthcare professionals, computer scientists with experience in healthcare and biomedical engineers. According to the University of Swansea’s website, “Health
In collaboration with a small group of other companies, Modernizing Medicine, a company developing electronic medical record systems out of Boca Raton, Florida, is working on an app supported by IBM’s Watson. The new program will be an enhanced version of their Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), already in use in
In a recent speech, Google CEO Larry Page claimed that big data analysis such as Google Flu Trends would be able to save up to 100,000 lives each year. This promising outlook has now been put into question by a study conducted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John