“A Hospital Takes Its Own Big-Data Medicine – Experts from Facebook and genetics labs team up to help doctors make personalized predictions about their patients.”

A goal of this work, which is still unpublished, is to replace the general guidelines doctors often use in deciding how to treat diabetics. Instead, new risk models—powered by genomics, lab tests, billing records, and demographics—could make up-to-date predictions about the individual patient a doctor is seeing, not unlike how a Web ad is tailored according to who you are and sites you’ve visited recently.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518916/a-hospital-takes-its-own-big-data-medicine/

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