I’ve just read an article on ITProPortal quoting a University lecturer, Eerke Boiten, who has some very strong views about the value of big data in healthcare. Now, on many levels, I need to agree with Boiten: I don’t see big data saving a 100,000 lives next year [as claimed by Oracle’s Larry Page], I haven’t seen any proof of that.
I also agree with Boiten that machines and people need to work together. We’re working in healthcare ourselves to encourage greater use of big data and predictive analytics, but to do so; we’re connecting with bio-scientists, researchers and our hardware vendor partners. IT and people must come together. Continue reading