In it’s basic translation Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy. Below is an interesting article on Big Data and Healthcare.
This looming change will be the focus of Big Data: Transforming Patient Care, an evening event at the Big Data Congress taking place in Saint John next month. The event is not only for those attending the congress, but anyone interested in learning how data is revolutionizing healthcare.
The event will feature Jamie Heywood, co-founder and chairman of PatientsLikeMe; Tyler Wish, CEO and co-founder of Sequence Bio, and New Brunswick’s own Erik Scheme, a biomedical engineer and data scientist.