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Can big data provide the cure for what ails the U.S. healthcare system? While some might consider data analytics a panacea to help achieve a more effective, efficient healthcare system, there are plenty of challenges to overcome, according to participants in a panel on "Fact or Fiction: Healthcare Big Data," at the recent 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston.
Data will drive many of the sweeping changes coming with the Affordable Care Act to the U.S. healthcare system. At the StrataRx conference in Boston this week, innovators in “big data” for healthcare assessed its role in bringing advances in personalized and predictive medicine, major cost savings and research that leads to new technologies.
Succeeding as a life science entrepreneur takes more than a great idea. The entrepreneur must have a strong belief in his or her mission in order to face obstacles that present themselves.
As politicians have continued to debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," some federal health officials have been working to spread the word about another aspect of healthcare reform: the move to give consumers more access to their own healthcare data.
For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.
As panelists at the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston expounded last week on the potential of “big data” in healthcare, another, auspicious industry event was taking place not far away.
Life science entrepreneurs are partnering with universities to bring new products to market. Read more for tips on working with universities.
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