Thursday, December 20, 2012

Inhalers that do more than dispense medication

Louisville, one of IBM's 100 selected selected cities is putting big data to work to track asthma triggers with Asthmapolis. Read about it in

Big Data's Next Target: Asthma


Friday, December 14, 2012

Big Data Health Hazards

If anything can go wrong, it will." Murphy's Law (or Sod's Law, as it is known in the UK) applies to big data projects, as well. When those projects concern someone's health, something going wrong in the data can lead to something going very wrong with the patient.
The more one relies on the accuracy of the system, the higher the potential for error. Electronic health records (EHRs) are considered a boon to data aggregation, but they hold a potential downside.  Read more here

Wednesday, December 5, 2012