The biggest Big Data to transform the healthcare model by Christine Lemke

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 1.

Did we ever thought, How many people do we have now in our planet?

Roughly answer will be there are 7.5 billion humans.

Now if we ask

How many of those people are using wearable devices such as - smart band, smart watch, or even using smart healthcare app?

Statistics day, tens of millions of us track our health with wearables like smart watches, as well as with more traditional devices like blood-pressure monitors.

Now the big idea was, if there were a way to aggregate all that data from even a few million of us and make it all anonymous but searchable, medical researchers would have a powerful tool for drug development, lifestyle studies and more.

Well, on 2019 that's not now a "was" anymore, it's already kicked off. California-based Big Data firm Evidation has developed just such a tool, with information from 3 million volunteers providing trillions of data points. And they did not just stop but took their idea to industry level, so they have built up partnership with drug manufacturers like Sanofi and Eli Lilly to parse that data; that work has led to dozens of peer-reviewed studies already, on subjects ranging from sleep and diet to cognitive-health patterns.

Another part of that work is they are running projects, to see if new technologies can effectively measure chronic pain, is personal: Lemke, the founder, has a rare genetic disease that causes frequent back pain. Evidation is partnering with Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the project. Now another questions -

Do you use wearable? If even you say 'NO", then answer will be 'YES' most of the time because, your smart phone already most likely having a mobile app build in!

The next article is on 2nd technology will reshape the healthcare in 2020 - A stem-cell cure for diabetes.


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