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Big Data in Biosciences and Health Care is Focus of New UCLA Research Center


A new research institute at UCLA may eventually provide doctors with tools to more accurately tailor medicines for individual patients, which could both improve quality of care and minimize the side effects associated with today’s medicine.

Yellowfin – Proskriptive Partner to Deliver Healthcare Analytics Platform


The partnership has seen Proskriptive integrate its predictive and prescriptive data models – designed to identify opportunities for quality improvement, operational efficiency, cost savings and enhanced patient care for payers, providers and those that provide products and services to the healthcare industry – with Yellowfin’s business-user-oriented BI platform.

The Promise of Remote Patient Intelligence

Jack Kreindler

In this special guest feature, Jack Kreindler of Sentrian discusses how remote patient intelligence (RPI) uses sophisticated machine intelligence to emulate the same decision process and pattern recognition in a doctor’s head – only faster, and on a larger scale.

Researchers to Use Social Media for Innovative Computer Model for Ebola Spread


Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Grant (RAPID) to develop an innovative model of Ebola spread by using big data analytics techniques and tools.

Cognitive Scale and Deloitte Join Forces for Healthcare Through Cognitive Computing


Cognitive Scale announced an agreement with Deloitte Consulting LLP to deliver services and technology that will enable both companies to take a leadership position in transforming the delivery of healthcare to consumers and care providers through the application of cognitive cloud technology. Deloitte plans to leverage Cognitive Scale’s technology in a number of strategic initiatives.

Visualization of the Week: Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks


With the public’s attention on the recent measles outbreak, here is a compelling visualization authored using Tableau by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — “Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks.” CFR maps vaccine preventable outbreaks since 2008.

Fuzzy Logic Is Key to Connected Health

Zsolutionz - Sunil Koduri

In this special guest feature, Sunil Koduri of Zsolutionz sheds light on how fuzzy logic can add value to the immense amount of data collected by wearable devices.

UCLA Institute to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine Big Data


BIG DATA CASE STUDY UCLA announced a new institute to help medical and biology researchers make sense of Big Data. Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds – pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of […]

Enterprise Grade Lustre in the Clouds

commercial lustre

With the release of Intel® Cloud Edition for Lustre software in collaboration with key cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), commercial customers have an ideal opportunity to employ a production-ready version of Lustre—optimized for business HPDA—in a pay-as-you-go cloud environment.

Saama Listed as a Sample Vendor in Two Gartner 2014 Hype Cycle Reports


Saama Technologies, Inc., a leading pure-play data and analytics solutions and services company, has announced that Saama is listed as a sample vendor in two recent Gartner Hype Cycle Reports: Hype Cycle for Consumer Engagement With Healthcare and Wellness 2014 and Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Applications, Analytics and Systems, 2014.