The Promise And Danger Of Health Care’s Big Data Revolution

If you follow developments in medicine, then you’ve heard a ton about the ways big data and information technology could someday transform medicine. You’ve heard about “precision medicine” ― the tailoring of tests and diagnoses to narrow groups of people, or even individual patients, based on their genetic makeups.

You’ve heard about artificial intelligence ― and its potential to aid in both diagnosis and treatment ― by collecting and analyzing more information than humans ever could. You’ve heard about predictive modeling – the use of data to figure out how best to allocate health care resources within a community, or even within a hospital. And those are just a few examples.

Author: Theresa D’Angelo


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