Big Data and Predictive Analytics


big data for healthcare

Biomedical researchers today increasingly employ a "translational" methodology wherein findings from various disciplines are translated into developing better diagnostics, therapeutic tools and healthcare policy. Ranging from running large scale computer simulations to assess the pharmacological response of drugs to creating virtual neurons mimicking aging, mathematicians and other computational types are now making key contributions towards understanding and remedying disease. The next logical step in this progression is the use of big data techniques to leverage the large amounts of clinical, genetic and epidemiological data that has become available. Some of the applications of big data are:

big data healthcareBig data is all set to play a central role in the clinical setting. Some of the accruals possible: