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How Data Will Impact the Future of Healthcare (Infographic)

IBM staff storyteller Chris Luongo has created a great infographic explaining the different ways that healthcare could become data driven in the future. The IBM Smarter Planet blog calls it Smarter Healthcare.

We’ve embedded the infographic below in Microsoft’s new web page viewer Zoom.it.

The data mining part of this story is one of the most interesting to me. As one online resource has explained:

Medical (or clinical) databases have accumulated large amounts of data on patients and their medical conditions. This kind of information, stored along with that of other patients, make up an ideal place to look for new analysis and patterns, or to validate proposed hypotheses. To exploit such large volumes of medical data, numerous inductive data analysis techniques derived from Machine Learning (ML) study have been successfully applied to medical data to discover useful and new knowledge. However, medical data mining is considered by many machine learning communities as the most complex and problematic domain yet to be overcome.

Where there is data, there is opportunity for analysis and building added value. The increasing instrumentation of the healthcare experience could become a major platform for innovation and improved service for consumers.

See also: How Location Services Could Impact Healthcare

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