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How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

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Posted in Software on 16th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM by AlexMuller

Medical care is rapidly changing thanks to major advancements in the capture, proliferation, and analysis of medical data. Technologies like the electronic health records are drastically improving the way data is aggregated and shared. Now the hope is that big data analytics will help to make sense of seemingly endless streams of medical information.

 
As many doctors are painfully aware, outcome-oriented care is no longer a buzzword but a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started to implement a program where payments are based on the ability of providers to meet key National Quality Strategy Domains (e.g. care criteria). Public payers are testing this new methodology, and private payers are expected to soon follow.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-10-17
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The ability to analyse very big data sets is going to be very important and will change how things are assessed and how plans are made affecting medical care and many other disciplines Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-10-17
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Big data require comprehensive analysis and developing appropriate computational tools is work in progress. Some progress has been made with IBM Watson and medical applications Reply


 

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