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IBM and Apple Join Forces to Share Data and Improve Healthcare

Posted on September 14, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

IBM announced last month that it will be teaming up with Apple on a number of healthcare projects to use big data and analytical services to help the world population.

 

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Forget Band Aid – Can Big Data Help Beat Ebola?

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

This winter, the likes of Bono, Chris Martin, Rita Ora and One Direction joined Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to re-record the Christmas staple Do They Know it’s Christmas? to fight the ebola epidemic for Band Aid 30.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? is already the fastest-selling of the year, the bookies’ favourite to be Christmas No. 1 and will raise several millions for ebola charities.

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How Big Data is Being Used in Medical Research to Save Lives

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Big data isn’t just being used by marketers, IT professionals and media organisations. It’s also being used in healthcare to save lives.

Scientists and medical researchers are becoming increasingly adept at utilising the vast swathes of data stored from research over the last few decades.

And big data’s effect on medical science is only going to grow. Atul Butte, Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, told his employer that the proliferation of big data in healthcare could be as important to his industry as the invention of the microscope or the discovery of DNA. Continue reading →

How High-Speed Data Transfer is Improving Clinical Research

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Clinical research is very much a data intensive trade. From worldwide studies to individual diagnosis and treatment, from testing new drugs to collecting patient information, data access and transfer is a major factor of any clinical study.

It is also a factor that will only continue to grow year on year as more and more information is hoarded. One development driving this ascent of data in clinical research is the unlimited fast file transfer of cloud computing.

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How Big Data Will Transform the World of Healthcare

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

The NHS has presented the world of healthcare with an enigma.

On the one hand, Britain’s National Health Service has been rated as the best healthcare service in the world. This was the finding of an in-depth study by The Commonwealth Fund who found that the NHS “outperforms all countries” in managing chronic illness, using health information technology, communicating with patients, and acquiring customer feedback from patients.

But at the same time, the NHS is in dire straits. £20 billion needed to fix it during massive cuts across the country. Debates over the merits and dangers of privatisation. A pawn in numerous political manoeuvrings.

What happens when the proverbial doctor gets sick and needs treatment?

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Accidentally Saving The NHS...With Data Audits

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|



The NHS is in trouble.

£2 billion pounds’ worth, according to healthcare bosses.

The demands of an ageing population, higher NHS pension costs, rocketing population growth and numerous other forces are conspiring to make the 66 year-old healthcare service buckle.

Suggestions for saving the NHS range from charging patients £10 for each GP appointment, all the way to radical cuts in NHS budgets. But one idea being launched by a small government body may end up actually saving the National Health Service.

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A Basic Guide to Cloud Security for Pharmaceutical Companies

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Here’s the problem.

On the one side you have a technological revolution being powered by the Cloud. It’s transforming the way Pharmaceutical companies are using IT resources, lowering costs as they only pay for the resources they actually use.

On the other side you have a 100+ year-old tradition of ‘best practices’ in an Industry that typically takes years of establishing plans and protocols and ‘demonstrable compliance’ before introducing new innovations to the marketplace.

And in between is a chasm of myths, fears and misconceptions that are making many Pharmaceutical companies hesitant to bring their business practices fully into the 21st Century.

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