Techamerica Big Data Roadshow Boston

Organization: TechAmerica

Venue: Boston's Big Data Hacker Space

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2013 / 7:00 am - (EST)
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The strategic use of big data systems has the potential to revolutionize public health, from administration to diagnosis and care.  Already, the smart implementation of big data and analytics has provided tangible and measureable benefits to those working in the public health industry.  By combining data from different “pools” (pharmaceutical research, clinical data, activity and cost data, patient behavior data), medical industry professionals have been able to gain valuable new insights into the successes and shortcomings of the healthcare industry, providing patients with specialize, effective care. In addition to the health benefits that big data systems provide, they can also be used to run more efficient healthcare institutions.  By analyzing the success rates of specific pharmaceutical products, hospitals can make sure that their patients are paying for medicine that will alleviate or cure their ailments.

It is becoming increasingly clear that big data will play a significant role in the future of healthcare.  The Center for Computational Discovery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to increase the efficiency of their cancer treatment, discovering previously unseen relationships between cancer genes, pathways, and drug associations.

Presented in partnership with Hack/Reduce, the Big Data Roadshow stop in Boston will explore the exciting intersection of healthcare and technology, bringing together industry trendsetters from a variety of medical industry disciplines.


Corbin Petro

Chief Operating Officer, Office of Medicaid, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Dr. John Brownstein

Founder of Health Map and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School


Dr. Andrea Foulkes

Head, Biostatistics Program and Director, Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (ICB3), School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst




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