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From the mundane tasks of record keeping and data entry, to more advanced and practical applications like observing and understanding our sleep patterns via smartphone — data shape the way we live and think, just as much as the technology it powers does. In fact, more data have been created in the past three years than in the history of the human race. However, only 0.5% of all this data is ever analyzed and used. There is vast unrealized potential in big data, especially in industries where positive change is not only possible, but essential.

Nowhere is data more critical to our lives than in medicine. Aside from the everyday keeping and updating of medical records, big data is beginning to address serious access hurdles such as health care deserts and out-of-network interactions. Here are a few things happening in the world of big data and medicine today — read the full article


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