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How Big Data Could Help Prevent Fatal Heart Attacks

To celebrate World Heart Day, which was on Sept. 29, today I will join the American Heart Association Conference, AHA Health Tech & Innovation Forum to discuss how emerging technologies can transform and create healthy communities. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 40 seconds. In fact, cardiova ...

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CERN Just Released 300 Terabytes Worth Of Data To The Public | IFLScience

If you’ve ever dreamed of working on the largest experiment in the world, you can now make that dream a reality from the comfort of your own home. CERN has just released more than 300 terabytes (TB) of high-quality open data from its CMS collaboration. The data includes 100 TB collected at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by the CMS detector in 2011. This includes raw datasets used by the scientists, as well ...

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Will Spark Power the Data behind Precision Medicine?

The promise of precision medicine that President Obama envisions with this statement is a far-reaching goal that will require sweeping changes to the ways physicians treat patients, health data is collected, and global collaborative research is performed. Precision medicine typically describes an approach for treating and preventing disease that takes into account a patient’s individual variation in genes, ...

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Build a CEP App on Apache Spark and Drools

Combining CDH with a business execution engine can serve as a solid foundation for complex event processing on big data.Event processing involves tracking and analyzing streams of data from events to support better insight and decision making. With the recent explosion in data volume and diversity of data sources, this goal can be quite challenging for architects to achieve.Complex event processing (CEP) is ...

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Build a CEP App on Apache Spark and Drools

Combining CDH with a business execution engine can serve as a solid foundation for complex event processing on big data.Event processing involves tracking and analyzing streams of data from events to support better insight and decision making. With the recent explosion in data volume and diversity of data sources, this goal can be quite challenging for architects to achieve.Complex event processing (CEP) is ...

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For big data to help patients, sharing health information is key, experts say | News Center | Stanford Medicine

For big data to help patients, sharing health information is key, experts say A key message from Stanford’s annual big data conference was that realizing the potential of precision health means sharing massive amounts of medical and behavioral data. MAY 26 2015 Lloyd Minor gives a keynote address on the last day of the Big Data in Biomedicine Conference. Saul Bromberger Aggregating large quantities of healt ...

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Healthcare turns to big data analytics for improved patient outcomes | ZDNet

Summary: Analytics platforms and new healthcare-specific solutions together are offering far greater insight and intelligence into how healthcare providers are managing patient care, cost, and outcomes. Analytics platforms and new healthcare-specific solutions together are offering far greater insight and intelligence into how healthcare providers are managing patient care, cost, and outcomes. Based on a nu ...

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The future of healthcare? Texas hospital uses big data from RFID tags

Mission control. That’s a term most people associate with the halls of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. But in a fascinating case study at the RFID in Healthcare conference, the president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance in Fort Worth, talked about its own mission control team. It sounds a lot like traffic control for hospitals and relies on the widespread deployment of CenTrak Gen2IR RFID tag ...

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Google’s Schmidt Says Data Can Change Insurance, Health Care – Bloomberg

Google Inc. (GOOG) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said new technologies that help companies analyze vast amounts of digital information have the power to bring change to the insurance, health-care and energy industries. “Insurance is the most obvious” industry “about to explode” with uses for big data, said Schmidt, who spoke today at The Year Ahead: 2014, a conference in Chicago hosted by Bloomberg LP. Be ...

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Surfing the Wave of Big Data Analytics

The cause of a rare, inherited, often fatal kidney disease in many patients remained elusive for years, despite multiple attempts to solve the mystery. Then in 2012, a team of researchers cracked some of the unsolved cases in just six weeks.The difference? This time the team, a collaborative effort by Novartis and the Necker Children’s Hospital-Imagine Foundation in Paris, applied cutting-edge DNA sequencin ...

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