For Healthcare, Analytics is No Longer Optional

At the recent SAS Analytics 2013 conference in Orlando, FL the subject of healthcare was prominent. One of the session presenters, Bob Gladden of CareSource made the assertion that big data analytics is no longer optional in the healthcare industry. Listen in below to a short interview containing some interesting insights.

What Can Hadoop Can Do for Your Big Data Strategy?

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For all its agility in handling big data, Hadoop by itself is not a big data strategy.

Free eBook: How Data Science is Transforming Health Care

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The health care industry is notorious for lagging behind other prominent industries in the adoption of big data technology. At the same time, few other industries could benefit as much from data science and machine learning as health care. The U.S. ranks 37th out of developed economies in life expectancy and other measures of health, […]

Healthcare to Take Big Leaps in Big Data

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Big data is vital to the transformation of healthcare, but this industry is notorious for lagging behind with technology. Insurance Quotes has created a useful infographic that visually captures the growing role that big data will have in transforming the delivery of healthcare. Key highlights include: Big data could generate thousands of data points about […]

Apixio – Knowledge-driven Outcomes for Healthcare

In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Darren Schulte from Apixio presents: Knowledge-driven Outcomes for Healthcare. Apixio delivers actionable insights from textual, scanned, and coded data for optimal risk management, population management, and revenue.” Download the slides (PDF) or check out the HPC User Forum Video Gallery.

Here’s to Your Health with Big Data

Electronic health records (EHRs) were supposed to revolutionize healthcare, saving up to up to $81 billion a year through innovative new efficiencies and the collection of massive amounts of data that could be used to help prevent as well as cure diseases. Well, it hasn’t happened.  Writing in Computerworld, Lucas Mearian reports that EHRs have […]

Obama Initiative Leverages Big Data to Explore the Brain

On Tuesday, April 2, President Obama announced a research initiative that has the ambitious goal of “revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain,” according to a White House press release. Know as BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the initiative is being launched in FY 2014 with an initial budget of about $100 million, […]

A New Era in Genome Sequencing

In the midst of all the ballyhoo surrounding Big Data and how it’s going to “transform how we live, work, and think” (a borrowing from the subtitle of the excellent book Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier), it’s encouraging to hear about applications that are actually living up to all the hype. Case […]

Big Data – Quality or Quantity?


In this special guest feature, Anchita Magan from [x]cube DATA writes that the element of quality has to be considered in quantifiable data. Significance of Big Data The entire cosmos has been turned into an aggregated ocean of Data – structured or unstructured, systematic or unsystematic, useful or useless. This zillion of roughly organized data […]

How Big Data Fall Short without Context

Over at the New York Times, Nick Bilton writes that the story of Google Flu Trends speaks volumes about the importance of context as we enter a world of big data. The Google site attempts to track the spread of influenza based on user searches. The problem is, Google’s algorithm looks only at the numbers, […]