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The Surge Of Prescriptive Analytics
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The topic of prescriptive analytics or optimization (i.e. linear programming) has received increasing attention over the last few years, including new coverage by analyst firms such as Gartner, Advisory Board, Forrester and several industry thought leaders. Why the attention? Prescriptive analytics is analytics science that guides decision-making processes for businesses.

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Big Data Could Revolutionize Healthcare. Will We Let It?
Healthcare

We’re a pretty suspicious lot here in the UK. Britain has the potential to be the world leader in Healthcare Big Data. We have (more or less) centralized NHS records dating back to the 1940s, and we have normalized personal data for each patient, which is far less fragmented than

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Some Things Aren'T Meant To Go Viral
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The struggle in West Africa and worldwide to contain Ebola has led to numerous calls from doctors to aid organisations for better use of technology to curb the spread of the virus – whether it is the development of new ways to test for the disease, early-warning systems or methods

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Google &Amp; Biogen Team To Use Wearable Sensors To Study Multiple Sclerosis Progression Through Sensors And Data Analysis
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Biogen Idec, the biotechnology company specializing in treatments of of neurodegenerative, hematologic and autoimmune diseases has formed an alliance with Google’s stealthy advanced research arm Google X in order to study the ‘environmental and biological contributors’ to the spread of multiple sclerosis. The collaboration intends to tap latest tech utilizing

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Digital Healthcare Innovator Inovalon Files For Year'S First Healthcare Ipo
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Inovalon, Inc., the Bowie, Maryland located cloud-based analytics and Big Data tech provider for healthcare had filed for an initial public offering on the 30th of last month, according to SEC filing, thus becoming the first healthcare technology IPO of 2015. Inovalon is seeking $500M in an initial public offering,

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Medtech Startup Lands £1M To Further Data Analytics For Treating Diabetes
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Outcomes Based Healthcare, a med startup that supports the adoption of outcomes based approaches to healthcare, in alliance with big data service provider, Big Data Partnership, has bagged a match-funded grant for a £1 million project from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) for a

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Ebola_Jedi
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has revealed the intentions of deploying an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to counter the spread of Ebola. The announcement which came earlier last week, reports that IRC teams in West Africa have been “preparing and testing the technology”, for betterment of Ebola patients, clinicians’

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Big Data May Prove Crucial In The Fight Against Ebola
Healthcare

The world has turned its attention to ebola as the deadly disease continues to spread, mostly in west Africa. Already, the virus has killed nearly 5,000 people in this latest outbreak, but the situation may be even more dire than that. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is

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Big Data Fuels Breakthrough In Alzheimer'S Research
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Researchers at the the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough by identifying a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, using two of the world’s largest scientific data silos to compare the genes in mice and humans. This marks another step towards determining the type of people

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The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Finds A Potent Ally In Big Data
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Globally, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia in 2013. That number is set to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050, placing increasing amounts of pressure on the medical community to prevent, slow or stop the disease. The lack of proper treatment for Alzheimer’s has

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