Unstructured data governs precision medicine. Precision medicine, defined as seeking "to improve stratification and timing of healthcare by utilizing biological information and biomarkers on the level of molecular disease pathways, genetics, proteomics as well as metabolomics,” is the future of medicine.

As a result, understanding unstructured data and its architectures is therefore critical to the future of healthcare. Since the mid-1990s, there has been popular, but yet unverified, meme that “laboratory medicine (pathology) influences 70 percent of all clinical decision-making.” If one combines all unstructured data (pathology, radiology and genomics), this meme may hold true.

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