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Artificial Intelligence Docs May Need Some Good AI Lawyers

A recent post highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing important roles in health care, and concluded that expanded use of AI may be ready for us before we are ready for it.  One example of the kind of problem we'll face is: who would we sue if care that an AI recommended or performed went wrong? Because, you know, always follow the money. Last week Stanford's One Hundred Year Study On Artificial Intelligence released its 2016 report, looking at the progress and potential of AI, as well as some recommendations for public policy...

Back From The OpenClinica German Users Group Meeting

Rob Rittberg | OpenClinica | October 9, 2013

Last month, OpenClinica users throughout Germany converged in Berlin for the very first German OpenClinica Users Group Workshop entitled: OpenClinica – an Open-Source Clinical Data Management System for Clinical and Translational Research.

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Battle Against Breast Cancer Goes Open Source

Ryan McBride | FierceBiotechIT | July 31, 2013

After a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shielded Myriad Genetics' genetic data on breast cancer from disclosure, the nonprofit coalition Free the Data! launched a campaign to open troves of molecular information about widespread tumors with the help of big data software outfit Syapse. Read More »

Beyond EHRs: Positioning Hospitals For The Pay-For-Performance Era

Steve Riddle | Government Health IT | October 9, 2012

Fierce competition ahead. That’s what hospitals can expect in the pay-for-performance landscape that is already unfolding on the national regulatory scene. Read More »

Biden Announces Major Open Initiatives At Cancer Moonshot Summit

Press Release | The White House | June 28, 2016

Today, the Cancer Moonshot is hosting a summit at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national day of action that also includes more than 270 events in communities across the United States.  Vice President Joe Biden will join over 350 researchers, oncologists and other care providers, data and technology experts, patients, families, and patient advocates, among others, will come together at Howard University.  They will be joined by more than 6,000 individuals at events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.  This is the first time a group this expansive and diverse will meet under a government charge is to double the rate of progress in our understanding, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer...

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Big Data 2013: Industry Players’ Forecasts

Andrew Brust | ZDNet | December 19, 2012

There’s no shortage of year-ahead predictions in the tech industry. This is especially true in the Big Data world [...]. As it turns out, however, a number of companies in the space sent me their opinions on what’s going to happen next year.  So I thought a roundup of some of these Big Data 2013 predictions, along my opinions of them, might be fun. Read More »

Big Data And Analytics: The Hero Or The Villain?

Theo Priestley | Wired | June 10, 2013

As the NSA PRISM debacle continues to unfold and spreads across continents it’s probably good to stop and think about the technology and philosophy behind it all. Because this is big data and analytics in its most potent and controversial form, and it’s certainly not the last time we’ll see this hit the headlines. Read More »

Big Data And Open Data: What's What And Why Does It Matter?

Joel Gurin | The Guardian | April 15, 2014

Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they're not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more democratic, and less threatening. 

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Big Data Impacting Healthcare

Sarah E. Fletcher | EMR & EHR | July 19, 2013

It is generally agreed that bigger is better.  When it comes to data, big data can be a challenge as well as a boon for healthcare.  As Meaningful Use drives electronic documentation and technologies grow to support it, big data is a reality that has to be managed to be meaningful. Read More »

Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions

Jeff Bertolucci | InformationWeek | December 23, 2013

How will big data evolve in 2014? The future is anyone's guess, of course, but we thought we'd compile a tasty holiday assortment of prognostications from executives working in the big data trenches. Read More »

Big Data in Healthcare’s True Promise: Better Individualized Care

Frank X. Speidel | HIT Consultant | July 15, 2013

Frank X. Speidel, MD shares his insights on how big data in healthcare can be harnessed for better, faster and more individualized patient care. Read More »

Big Data Is Coming, But When Will It Be Really Useful?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 16, 2012

One of the many promises of EHRs is that, in fairly short order, they’re going to make an ever-growing amount of data available in the quest for better population health management. Read More »

Big Data Reaches The Hill: A Guide To Making It More Actionable

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | October 10, 2012

Big data, which has been the hot topic for conferences this year, has also received a good deal of attention on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, most notably with two recent events... Read More »

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies

Tim Gasper | Tech Crunch News | October 28, 2012

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. Big Data is presently synonymous with technologies like Hadoop, and the “NoSQL” class of databases including Mongo (document stores) and Cassandra (key-values).

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Big Data Skills Give Job Applicants Winning Edge In Almost Any Field

Pam Baker | FierceBigData | September 6, 2013

Job applicants with big data skills have the edge in securing employment these days. And, no, I'm not just talking about those looking for work in the analytics and IT fields. Big data is on its way to being every bit as pervasive as the Internet in almost every job... Read More »