Lack of Accuracy, Health Info Sharing Stymie Benefits of Big Data

The “linchpin” for effectively using big data to customize individual care and to personalize medicine--while finding cures faster and at lower costs--is accurate information, according to Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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I totally agree. Applying analytics to big data with the intention of directing specific actions requires high data fidelity. It is a major challenge that can only be overcome by involving everyone, including the patients. There are a number of efforts to address the problem with innovative solutions from small companies like www.getoversite.com It remains to be seen how the key industry companies will respond.
Posted by David H | Saturday, June 28 2014 at 8:01AM ET
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