How big data is having a ‘mind-blowing’ impact on medicine by Tech Republic

Dell Services chief medical officer, Dr. Nick van Terheyden, explains the impact big data is having on the healthcare sector in both developing and developed countries. Having additional data, specifically in the study of a person’s microbiome, will open up opportunities for clinicians to identify correlations and improve the development and understanding of causation.

Mayo Clinic Initiative Takes Analytics to the Enterprise Level by Information Management

Mayo Clinic’s analytics capabilities are quickly becoming one of the largest and most sophisticated in the nation, but the organization may be “data rich and information poor”, according to the article. In order to help with the scaling of these analytical tools, the clinic has transformed from project management to product management and shifted focus on improving data quality and enabling self-service.

Big Pharma Finds Antidote to Big Data Chaos by Inside Big Data

 Sagar Anisingaraju, Chief Strategy Officer at Saama, discusses how new approaches to big data analytics are helping the pharmaceutical industry address major shifts toward value-based-care. Next generation Big Data implementations don’t rely on technology alone, and hybrid solutions are the new standard to deliver insights with speed and specificity, Sagar says.

Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer? By Information Week

Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers is slowing progress. The Collaborative Cancer Cloud Project was introduced to remove those obstacles by allowing researchers to collaborate with each other, share data sets, and discover new courses of treatment.

Moving Along the Data Analytics Continuum, Healthcare Organizations Continue to Make Strides via Healthcare Informatics

With data analytics are being widely adopted in healthcare, only a small fraction of those in the industry are using these capabilities to their fullest potential, according to the article. As the provider community continues to prepare for the shift to value-based care and being at risk for various patient populations, it’s as clear as ever that sophisticated analytics tools will be a necessity going forward.