Big data’s greatest asset is its limitless possibilities. It is already helping to solve some of the world’s most vexing problems, as well as providing better solutions to more common issues. However, this is only the beginning.
With the convergence of powerful computing, advanced database technologies, wireless data, mobility and social networking, big data is gradually making inroads into the healthcare, ranging from medical diagnosis and imaging data in medicine to monitoring fitness data, only to mention a few. As the healthcare sector transitions from a volume to value-based care model, it is essential for different stakeholders to get a complete and accurate understanding of treatment trajectories of specific patient populations.