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Big Data in Health Care: Speaking with Dr. Clifford Hudis

Real World Health Care is pleased to bring you the final interview in our series on Big Data and its impact on health care. Here, we spoke with Dr. Clifford Hudis about how Big Data will impact cancer care. Dr. Hudis is Chief, Breast Medicine Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial … (read full article)

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Before Your Next Bite: Health Inspectors’ 5 Greatest Needs

One out of every six Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness each year according to the Center for Disease Control. A revolutionary, data-driven approach to inspect restaurants for health violations is helping to take a bite of this number, finding a quarter more violations, days sooner. Based on proven … (read full article)

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Big Data Declares a War on Cancer

In 1970, cancer was the second-leading cause of death in the United States. President Nixon made fighting this disease a priority in his 1971 State of the Union address: “I will also ask for an appropriation of an extra $100 million to launch an intensive campaign to find a cure … (read full article)

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Big Data in Health Care: Speaking with Nursing Leader Dr. Bonnie Westra

As part of our ongoing series on big data in health care, we spoke with Bonnie Westra, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Informatics, at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Dr. Westra is also a member of the Institute for Health Informatics and … (read full article)

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Closing the Healthcare Gap: The Critical Role of Non-Identified Information

Editor’s Note: As part of our series on big data in health care, we are pleased to bring you the following summary of a report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a division of IMS Health that provides objective, relevant insights and research that accelerates the understanding and innovation … (read full article)

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Big Data & Health Care: Speaking with Dr. Hallie Prescott

For the latest installment in our series on Big Data & Health Care, we sat down with Dr. Hallie Prescott to discuss the use of structured data and unstructured data in continuously learning health systems. Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary … (read full article)

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Big Data in Healthcare: Speaking with Dr. Philip Bourne, National Institutes of Health

Our series on Big Data in Health Care continues this week with a conversation with Dr. Philip Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bourne discusses the goals of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program and the challenges faced in leveraging big data to … (read full article)

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Is Big Data Good for Our Health? You Bet. Here’s Why.

The term “Big Data” is increasingly used in our everyday lives.  But each mention of it means something different, unique to what we use it for and how we interact with it. Big Data is not information.  It’s the raw resource that people can use to discover new insights. Just … (read full article)

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New Series: Big Data in Health Care

Welcome to 2016! The staff and sponsors of Real World Health Care wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year. We look forward to another year of sharing ideas and insights from researchers on the forefront of real-world medical breakthroughs. Next week, we’ll be kicking off a new blog … (read full article)