One of my favorite activities is exploring how big data can make people's lives better. High-quality, affordable, universally available healthcare is fundamental to that equation, and big data clearly has a strong role to play.
In late January 2013, I'll be co-presenting with Jianying Hu, IBM
Healthcare has become a social business. The evolution towards social media, consumer expectations for quality and value in healthcare, and the urgent need to get healthcare costs under control are transforming the way healthcare is obtained, delivered and paid for. Social business strategies can
Using big data analytics to save the lives of newborns. There are a range of diseases and syndromes in newborns that, if undetected and untreated, can be fatal or debilitating. For example, phenylketonuria (PKU), an amino-acid metabolic disorder, can lead to severe developmental issues.
Among healthcare executives interviewed for the 2010 IBM Global CEO study, 90% expect a high or very high level of complexity of data over the next five years, but more than 40% are unprepared to deal with it. The volume, velocity and variety of data are outpacing the ability for healthcare