Big Data & Analytics

A recent study linked cancer cell shapes to gene expression.
In Part 2 of the interview, Bradley speaks to what makes analytics in healthcare unique, the breadth and integrity of provider data, and how better financial interactions with patients may improve their perception of healthcare providers
“All of the goodwill that’s been accumulated when we have the patient in our care, that’s thrown out the window because we haven’t maintained the patient experience in the financial relationship we have with the patient.”
"Two years ago people were still saying 'well, let’s see what happens to these programs.' Now, everyone is saying that it isn’t a question of 'if', it’s 'at what pace?'"
"Sometimes serendipity smiles." Dr. Drouin, in the first part of our interview, spoke to the needs his company aims to fill, the pursuit of value-based care, and the process of leaving a career and getting a startup off the ground.
“Big data is not just about big numbers, but also the patterns that can explain important health trends,” says the NIH's Grace Peng. A new Stanford study used some huge data to track obesity.
Many healthcare product companies continue to downplay the potential impact that investments in data analytics could have on their business.
"Whether such artificial-intelligence systems are ‘smarter’ than human practitioners makes for a stimulating debate—but is largely irrelevant," they write.
Can drug manufacturers use colossal swaths of data to deliver new pharmaceuticals more efficiently and cost-effectively? And if so, will those savings some day make their way to the patients?
"We are pitting the enthusiasm of the futurists...against the public health perspective that says ‘be careful what you screen for,’”  the prominent genomicist says.
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