Our Top 7 Big Data Stories of 2018

Researchers and physicians have been using data-driven techniques to help treatment decisions. This year, data were used in ways to help the opioid crisis, patients with diabetes and patients with undiagnosed dementia.

There was also a push by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance the use of real-world data and evidence across drug and biologic development efforts. And real-world data were found to replicate clinical trials, which highlights its usefulness in real-world studies.

Author: Samara Rosenfeld

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