Big Data's Promise On Stage At TEDMED

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | April 18, 2013

Big data offers big promise for the future of medicine, and at the annual TEDMED conference Tuesday in the nation's capital, speakers put forth ideas that included the use "digital traces" and "digital bread crumbs" as ways to help guage a patient's health.

TEDMED, as described by its leaders, is “a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine.” This year’s sold-out conference, held at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, April 16-19 is hosted 1,800 attendees, and 100,000 Web participants at 2,700 host locations across 79 countries on upgraded simulcast systems.