Harvard Business Review: Why Health Care May Finally Be Ready for Big Data

There has been a lot of buzz about “big data” over the last few years. This is hardly surprising, given the sheer scale of the data sets that are being produced daily. A total of 2.5 quintillion terabytes of data were generated every day in 2012 alone, and it is estimated that as much data is now generated in just two days as was created from the dawn of civilization until 2003.

While other industries have been far more successful at harnessing the value from large-scale integration and analysis of big data, health care is just getting its feet wet.

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