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Strength in numbers

How the amount of data can save lives

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Strength in numbers

How the amount of data can save lives

Big data and disease detection

Dr. Craig Feied, professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University, believes big data will transform medicine for the better. The inventor of a system known as Azyxxi, which provides real-time access to patients’ medical history at the touch of a button, is convinced big data will help identify patterns that can help in the early detection of diseases, such as cancer.

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