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April 17, 2012

Big data is not (yet) big enough - part two


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

The value of more diverse communities’ using this data may be in the serendipitous opportunities that it creates. Not only will different communities look to new data sets with which to combine the primary data (research networks, and even social networks such as Facebook or Twitter), but they may also approach the problem from new angles.... Read full story


Category: Research, Technology

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Tags: Big data


March 28, 2012

Big data is not (yet) big enough - part one


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

The promise of timely and reliable evidence in sufficient quantities to statistically ‘power’ health care decisions depends on its quality, its interoperable ontological mapping of concepts (so that “apples” are really “apples”) and on the accessibility of the data on which to base discoveries and conclusions. These aspects are improving rapidly in health care Big Data recently, making that promise real. Detecting, identifying and doing analytical, descriptive-statistics procedures: there is no doubt that these must inform and define the best matches and optimal choices and improvement actions and predictive models.... Read full story


Category: Research, Technology

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Tags: Big Data

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