Of course there are a myriad number of things to be rescued from, but the ultimate rescue is from death.
Did you know that the top 5 killers in America include obesity and smoking, heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease?
I expected to see guns at the top of this list.
I was wrong.
According to the FBI uniform crime statistics and statistics from the U.S. center for Disease control, the most sinister killer is your next meal.
The U.S. military recruitment efforts pales in the face of this volunteer army that specializes in deliberate self destruction.
If you have decided which cloud is right for you, the next logical step is to leverage your new found freedom and flexibility to glean all the benefits afforded by the Big Data revolution.
Today, data analytics in most hospitals is used to manage costs and increase the quality of care.
The more promising use for big data, however, is the ability to discover treatment and outcome correlations using physician and nurse notes and data driven by genetic profiles.
Big data analytics engines such s hadoop have the capability to mine the clinical data warehouses created by the Electronic Health Records (EHR), which are warehouses filled with valuable unstructured data that can be used to help doctors make decisions about patient treatment.
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A peek into to the sheer volume of data that is produced daily gives perspective into the size of the beast yet to be tamed: Approximately 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is created daily, consisting of 200 million tweets and 30 billion pieces of content that is shared on Facebook each month alone.
The sad truth
It is true that physicians and pharmaceutical companies still rely largely on text books and pathetically small clinical studies that typically use healthy patients with only one disease, even though what is available in Big data analytic engines such as Hadoop have the capability to mine the clinical data warehouses created by the Electronic Health Record (EHR)–warehouses filled with valuable unstructured data that can be used to help doctors make decisions about patient treatment.
Only about 25% of hospitals use some form of data analytics to mine traditional databases to learn more about past treatments and about how future treatments can be improved.
Furthermore the information that is contained in the columns and rows of databases represents an almost insignificant portion of the data about patients that has been collected.
The most important information lies in the unstructured data i.e. the physicians’ notes, radiological images and lifestyle information gathered from patients using mobile devices.
Could the intelligence from the unstructured data i.e. the physicians’ notes, radiological images and lifestyle information gathered from patients using mobile devices have saved your mother, father or your spouse?Sources: The FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Statistics from U.S. Center for Disease Control Computerworld-http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9238593/How_big_data_will_save_your_life