How Big Data is Quietly Fighting Diseases and Illnesses by Dataconomy

Researchers, doctors, patients and businesses all benefit greatly from the consistent use of big data in the healthcare industry. Its ability to make complex information clear and visible has helped combat certain diseases. It also may emerge as a surprising competitor in the world of social debate by spreading evidence-based knowledge on health, according to the article.

5 healthcare imperatives as patients demand more personalized treatment by Healthcare IT News

Technology has changed patient expectations, according to an EMC report. The bulk of consumers want faster access, digital connectivity and more integrated devices. To adapt to the changing landscape, EMC laid out five business imperatives, including transparency, personalization, and integration and Iot.

Six Big Data megatrends for 2016 by IT Pro Portal

Big Data has been able to thrive in a world of changing conditions because it has the ability to continuously “re-invent itself”. In fact, the increasing inter-connectedness of things makes big data even more significant as it supports new business ideas. The article highlights the most important trends expected to dominate the market in 2016, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, and data visualization.

The Future of Wearables in Healthcare for 2016 & Beyond by HIT Consultant

In 2015, the wearable trend gained greater traction among healthcare providers.  Still, the potential of wearables is largely untapped, as most companies have only begun to scratch the surface. As new technology develops, the question becomes are these gadgets merely a trend, or is there real staying power within these little devices to create a substantial impact in healthcare?

ECRI: Healthcare Internet of Things to Boost Population Health by Health IT Analytics

The healthcare Internet of Things and growing medication bases may improve population health management this year by maintaining patient engagement and decreasing hospital readmissions. Using big data analytics techniques, wearable devices are bringing the Internet of Things to new heights by monitoring patient health from remote locations.

Using Real-World Data For Clinical Research: Challenges And Opportunities by Clinical Leader

According to the article, ensuring the quality and relevance of Real World data is a challenge. For most clinical studies, much of the data that is collected is never used. The data that matter are those that characterize the right patient, the exposure or intervention, and the outcome. However, with some major initiatives on the way, researchers hope to see significant progress in the application of using real-world data.