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“Genetic medicine is going to turn medicine upside down,” says Professor Jim Davies, chief technology officer for Genomics England.”
Read the interview in full at: http://www.ehi.co.uk/insight/analysis/1206/ehi-interview:-professor-jim-davies
Public health and population data is being opened up by the US and joining international datasets. About half a century after epidemiology studies in Massachusetts and the United Kingdom helped build the world’s understanding of cardiovascular disease and health risks.
“As part of the Obama Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, federal health agencies are contributing five-years worth of public datasets to a cloud-based research platform being used by life sciences researchers at universities and pharmaceutical companies to share population data along with other medical and biological data.”
Read more on this at: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/us-uk-share-health-data-cloud
“Before the launch of the new online system, CMS would field individual data requests and then prepare and send back large, encrypted files to researchers.”
According to a report IBM is planning to make its Watson supercomputer technology available to help vendors create mobile health applications. It will be available as a cloud-based development platform.
“IBM officials say Watson's cognitive computing abilities could be a boon to app developers.”
Read more on how it will work at: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2013/11/15/ibm-plans-to-offer-watson-technology-to-app-makers-via-the-cloud