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Slides from Big BioData: The Story of Us, presented by Emanuel Brown at Webvisions Portland, May 9th, 2014.
Full video of the talk at https://vimeo.com/95333857
The healthcare industry is under enormous pressure to transform in order to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people while at the same time reigning in costs to allow all of them access to the best possible care.
The key to this transformation is known as Evidence-Based Medicine (EMB) which holds the potential to open up a level of personalized care unseen in human history. EBM is not without its detractors and it is not a salve that aids all wounds. Still, as more of medical practice – from patient records to insurance and beyond – move into digital formats, the massive amounts of data accumulated opens up the possibility of moving past preventive to predictive care.
Much like Big Data in other industries, getting the most out of these data sets is both a major puzzle and a frenetic footrace as institutions, businesses and individuals all scramble to crack open the hidden value within.
Big BioData, a term that has been floating about in academic circles, is being brought to the fore by Citizen as a way to contextualize what is happening in the health industry for a variety of perspectives. At the same time, with its white paper series focused on Big BioData, Citizen seeks to foster a more comprehensive and yet concise conversation around what is achievable in the near term as well as the long term through the collection, storage, analysis and application of Big BioData.