Big Data

Tangible Data, explorations in data physicalization

A workshop in the new research area of making data tangible

@ TEI’16, Eindhoven 14th & 16th Feb 2016

Tangible Data, explorations in data physicalization
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Humans have represented data in many forms for thousands of years, yet the main sensory channel we use to perceive these representations today still remains largely exclusive to sight. Recent developments, such as advances in […]

December 9th, 2015|Big Data, Research|0 Comments|

Systems Medicine 2.0: looking at Big Data from a non-reductionist perspective

A new model for understanding and using drugs may emerge by replacing traditional reductionist approaches (where patients with comorbidities are given a different medicine for each of the conditions, as if they were independent) with a systems approach (with non-linear, dynamic models), applied to Big Data research.

Very interesting thought provoking paper:

Tillmann T, Gibson AR, Scott G, Harrison O, […]

November 13th, 2015|Big Data, Medicine, Research|0 Comments|

Temporary meaning of genomic data and the issues of its integration into EHR

David McCallie Jr., vice president of medical informatics for Cerner, described some of what makes integrating genomic data into EHRs difficult.  First, the genomic data is huge huge and the meaning of data might change as the knowledge base changes, he said. “Also, the data standards are immature and interpretation is difficult and requires expertise.”


Strock said because there will […]

Books about the future of medicine, digital doctors, patient safety etc.

Based on my recent visit, Amazon thought I might be interested in these items. Some may be relevant to Digital Drugs…

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of…

Robert Wachter

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch

Bertalan Meskó

The […]

JAMIA Call for Papers : Special issue on Precision Medicine Informatics

A call for papers on precision medicine informatics, just released by the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association :

The goal of this special issue is to provide a forum for authors to describe innovative
methodologies, tools and algorithms that enable precision medicine and its routine practice.

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 August 2015.

National systems of patient unique identifiers – nations pro and against

Unique identifiers for patient records are one of the main infrastructure elements underlying Big Data initiatives.
In the English NHS, the NHS number is now a standard for all its health IT. It was reported in March this year that “a bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set […]

April 10th, 2015|Big Data|0 Comments|

BIG and distributed DNA datasets: ‘instead of moving the data around, you move the questions around’

Antonio Regalado (2015) Internet of DNA – A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance. Availability: 1-2 years, in: MIT Technology Review, 23 Feb 2015

Pfizer and Big Data To Power Patient Care

An article written by Geno Germano, Group President, Global Innovative Pharma Business, Pfizer

How Pfizer Is Using Big Data To Power Patient Care, Forbes, 2/17/2015 @ 10:18AM

February 24th, 2015|Big Data, Business|0 Comments|

On genetics and electronic health record

A Special Issue of the Genetics in Medicine journal on genetics and electronic health record

Volume 15, Issue 10 (October 2013)

Among others, in this issue:

Integration of genomics into the electronic health record: mapping terra incognita
Joseph L. Kannry MD and Marc S. Williams MD

“… To date, no commercial EHR system has been described that systematically integrates genetic or genomic […]

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics and the ABPI Industry Forum

This conference was organised by The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research in conjunction with The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the UK Health Informatics Research Network and was held on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square in London. It was booked out, with just over 130 attendees from […]