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Survey: Big Data Goes Mainstream

Jan 11, 2016 |

Financial services firms remain the biggest users of big data technologies in the most recent survey of adoption rates for Fortune 1000 companies.

However, the annual survey by management consultant NewVantage Partners found that the life sciences and healthcare sectors are rapidly embracing big data, beginning to develop what it called a “robust data management capabilities” Read more…

Google Is Using Big Data to Debunk Sickness Mysteries

Jan 6, 2016 |

Google has announced a new project called Verily that will use big data to more quickly identify disease and sickness before it becomes a deadly issue for the affected. Read more…

Analytics Startup Looks to Cut Prescription Drug Costs

Dec 16, 2015 |

A big data startup emerging from stealth mode this week is focused on helping company healthcare plans avoid increasingly common price spikes for prescription drugs.

Oration, Foster City, Calif., said Wednesday (Dec. Read more…

Blue Cross of Idaho Builds BI Success on a Pyramid

Dec 1, 2015 |

Companies have many options today when it comes to business intelligence applications. When it came time for Blue Cross of Idaho to pick a platform, you may be surprised why it eschewed more popular names in favor of little known Pyramid Analytics. Read more…

Using Big Data to Its Full Potential in Healthcare

Oct 26, 2015 |

As the world’s population is living longer, treatment delivery models need to quickly evolve, and many of these changes are being driven by data. The focus now is on understanding as much about a patient as possible, hopefully picking up warning signs of serious illness at an early enough stage that treatment is easier and cheaper. Read more…

Medical Insight Set to Flow from Semantic Data Lakes

Aug 26, 2015 |

The potential for data analytics to disrupt healthcare delivery is large, and getting larger by the day. But in many cases, the need to hammer data into a structured format creates a barrier to productivity. Read more…

Health Alliance Looks to Leverage, Secure Patient Data

Aug 3, 2015 |

The health care IT sector is attracting major players as companies chasing lucrative government contracts form partnerships that combine big data technologies to improve public health while harnessing advances in genomic research and securing patient medical information. Read more…

Saving Children’s Lives with Big Genomics Data

Apr 16, 2015 |

It’s estimated than one in 30 children is afflicted by one of 8,000 or so genetic diseases that we have discovered. Thanks to progress in the world of genomic testing—including faster genomic sequencers and better algorithms for making more accurate diagnoses—doctors are making progress in identifying genetic diseases and getting children the treatment they need. Read more…

Health Tracker Said to Spot Ebola Outbreak Before WHO

Aug 11, 2014 |

HealthMap, a web-based utility and algorithm used by public health agencies and others to track disease outbreaks and deliver real-time intelligence about emerging infectious diseases, may have spotted the Ebola outbreak in West Africa days before it was officially revealed. Read more…

Hospitals Use Predictive Analytics to Allocate Resources

Aug 7, 2014 |

Data analytics continues to make inroads in the efficient allocation of expensive healthcare resources.

Among the latest examples is the use of predictive analytics at a Texas hospital that has helped reduce its 30-day readmission rate for heart failure patients by nearly half. Read more…

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