Big Data in Healthcare: Tapping New Insight to Save Lives
Healthcare is challenged by large amounts of data in motion that is diverse, unstructured and growing exponentially. Data constantly streams in through interconnected sensors, monitors and instruments in real-time faster
than a physician or nurse can keep up.
- 16.000 hospitals worldwide collected data on patients.
- 4.9 million patients worldwide will use remote monitoring devices by 2016.
- An 18% annual compound growth rate is anticipated between 2010 and 2016 for patients that will use remote monitoring devices.
- 80% of health is unstructured and stored in hundreds of forms such as lab results, images, and medical transcripts.
- Patient monitoring equipment pumps out an average of 1.000 readings per second or 86.400 readings in a day.
As the volume and velocity of health data increase, new technologies such as Stream Computing that analyzes health information in real-time and big data analytics that can predict the onset of illness can be used to help
caregivers make better decisions.
IBM | Berg Research.