Big data is a big deal. We now stream data from everything: laptops, phones, buses, trains, televisions, and credit cards. The list is endless. Today, we have access to more data than ever before. What is more impressive though, is the capabilities we now have with this information. This is why big data is so revolutionary.
The possibilities of big data in medicine are endless. Remember though, with big data comes big responsibility. While access to this information can advance medicine, we also need to ensure HIPAA standards are followed and private patient health information is secured. Granting people access to big data while simultaneously ensuring patient privacy will undoubtedly be a delicate balance, but it is one we need to address to ensure medicine reaches its full potential. If you've read our blogs, you’ve heard us speak countless times about the benefits of big data in healthcare.“Big data has the potential to revolutionize healthcare.” “We’ve just begun to see its potential in medicine.”
As part of the #HIMSS2015 Blog Carnival we're rounding up our top five posts on where big data is heading. Enjoy!