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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.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.
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 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.
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.
Life science startups are finding partners lately in organizations that fight specific diseases. Read more about how these groups can help with financing and managing clinical trials.
Creating a successful business model is just a first step. The real work begins when the business model is tested and adapted for the real world. Read more for tips.
Angel investors and angel networks are becoming a growing source of early-stage investments for startups. Read about why angel investors are outpacing venture capitalists in early-stage investing.
Life science entrepreneurs are partnering with universities to bring new products to market. Read more for tips on working with universities.
Building and protecting an intellectual property portfolio for your life science startup is important not only for protecting an idea, but also for increasing your company's valuation. Read more for tips on intellectual property protection.
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