Paging Dr. Big Data

See all the impressive advances Big Data Analytics has accomplished in the Medical field
What can you really learn from a vast, unkempt pool of data? Well, apparently - a lot. With Big Data, you will find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Keep running these analytics and you’ll find that the information you’ve been storing is the most valuable thing you will ever possess.
Big Data Analytics likes to sift through your massive amount of data and crunch the numbers at great speeds until it finds patterns and discovers possible connections that you can use to create opportunities for yourself. While Big Data is making quite the affect in industries like Aviation, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Banking and Economy, it’s most notable success is in the field of Healthcare and Medicine.     
Diagnose the Cause
With Mobile technology and the Internet of Things, there is a huge amount of data that is being recorded and can be put to better use.
Find the cause:
Doctors can access personal information about their patients’ whereabouts, physical wellness, lifestyle choices and medical history. This gives Big Data a crazy number of possible diagnostic patterns to explore. And so doctors can pin down exactly when the disease took root and where their patients caught the bug.


Real-time Monitoring:
Monitoring patients in critical conditions can be done in Real-time. Doctors can receive analytics and immediate updates about their patients’ medical status. Using previous patient records, Big Data can predict what treatments would be more effective or can recognize when a patient may need immediate attention and alert the right staff members.
Precautionary Treatments:
Many patients face the risk of post-op complications like sepsis or kidney failure. But what if you could prevent it from happening before it even begins? With Big Data Analytics, you can. The technology can predict negative outcomes based on the patient’s medical history and current medical condition, thus allowing you to intervene early-on with preventive treatments.
Design the Cure 
Once the cause is isolated, the next step is to find a cure. And using Big Data you can find a cure at a much faster pace and in a more refined manner.
Improve Clinical Trials:
Clinical Trials work on a lot of ‘trial and error’ research. The results may change depending on types of affects seen in different types of people which may include food habits, sleep patterns, demographics and more. Big Data can compile all of the findings and can confirm all the variables that factor into improving the results faster than any other method.



Genomic Sequencing: 
One of the most puzzling things faced by pharmaceutical companies is the uncanny way that some medicine work on some patients but not on all. This has led to the Pharmaceutical industry trying to develop personalized medicine which means tracing genetic family lines and isolating certain genetic markers for designing treatments and medicines to work specifically for that genetic DNA.
Personalized Healthcare:
Hospitals can use Big Data to analyze their patients’ medical history along with their families’ medical records to truly design a highly personalized treatment plan. Taking into account the health issues they’ve had in the past and the genetic vulnerabilities they may be prone to, helps predict what may befall them in the future and actually take steps to prevent that misfortune before it occurs.

Let the Healing Begin  
With modern medicine, chances of humanity living longer keeps increasing. But the industry still has a long way to go. Humanity faces new problems every day and we keep working to find cures to the most ruthless diseases. But don’t worry, a solution always presents itself.
Hear that?
Om nom nom nom...
That’s the sound of Big Data eagerly gobbling up all the data you can feed it like the greedy genius it is. Keeping feeding it and it may just spit out the cure to cancer.

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