For better or worse, 90 percent of all the world’s data has been generated over the past two years, in large thanks to the Internet of Things and the startling emergence of mainstream Big Data.
For a long time, no one was really sure of how to use that data. In fact, many people and businesses still aren’t completely sure what to do with the data they’re collecting. That said, there is one industry that seems to hold particular promise when it comes to Big Data: healthcare.
Healthcare has an immense amount of data, and experts in healthcare are beginning to realize how big of an impact that data could have if used properly. Here are a few of the most interesting ways that healthcare is using big data, and why they may matter to you:
MIT Tech Review seems largely convinced that technology could fix medicine. Chris Bergstrom, WellDoc’s chief strategy and commercial article, remarked that Big Data in healthcare is like “one of the largest clinical trials in history.” It has the potential to completely change the face of healthcare as we know it.
Whether you’re in healthcare or not, now is an exciting time to be alive. These innovative uses of Big Data are likely only the tip of the iceberg, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
No matter how you want to use Big Data, you’re going to need a data center capable of helping you store data and eventually crunch numbers. You could attempt to build a data center yourself, or you could get on board with a company like Telx that can help you scale and grow through change.