Leveraging High Quality Data to Discover Drugs

Thomson Reuters IPS

The IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters has announced a strategic initiative with NuMedii. The companies will leverage high-quality data, knowledge and predictive technologies to identify therapeutic candidates with the greatest probability for clinical success.

Articulating Your Clinical Business Intelligence Strategy


There’s an awful lot of talk about the adoption of Big Data technology in the healthcare industry, or the lack thereof. To date, healthcare has been the industry most likely to lag behind in big data. Why? Maybe because it has the most to gain, but also the most to lose if not done properly.

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?

SAS Hadoop

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


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


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 […]