Article: Healthcare Analytics: How Big Data Can Save Lives

Cures, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Healthcare Analytics: How Big Data Can Save Lives

Technological advancements and medical breakthroughs go hand in hand. Laparoscopic surgeries, 3D-printed bionic limbs, implantable defibrillators are all great for fighting consequences. Healthcare data analytics, on the other hand, can help prevent health problems and diseases.

Thanks to the immense volumes of information we can gather, data analytics and machine learning hold tremendous opportunities for the healthcare industry. Let’s look at the benefits Big Data can bring to save lives.

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Article: Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share

Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share

Organ donation has saved countless lives, but could donating our personal data have an even more transformative impact on healthcare?

The potential impact of Big Data and machine learning on healthcare is only just beginning to become apparent. Barely a month goes by without researchers unveiling algorithms giving human doctors a run for their money at diagnostic challenges like detecting skin cancer or identifying congenital cataracts.

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Article: A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

Geospatial, Open Data

A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) recently published their second edition of Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management. I blogged about the first edition here. Below are some of the excerpts I found interesting or noteworthy. The report itself is a 50-page document (PDF 7.1Mb).

  • The integration of smart technologies and efficient governance models will increase and the mantra of ‘doing more for less’ is more relevant than ever before.

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