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Big Data Analytics for Healthcare

  • Pethuru Raj
  • Anupama Raman
  • Dhivya Nagaraj
  • Siddhartha Duggirala
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Abstract

Healthcare data contributes to a major portion of data that is accumulated in the world. There is a lot of scope for analytics considering the amount of data that is generated. Experts have identified the need for analytics to improve the quality of healthcare and improve care coordination for patients. In this chapter, we will talk about various market factors affecting healthcare and how big data and analytics can help bring out value from data. We will look into interesting facts about various technology adoptions like IBM Watson and how these new technology adoptions play a vital role in improving the quality of care.

Keywords

Health data Growth in data Watson EMR Provider Payers Patients Reimbursement Research Physicians Hypothesis Technology Population health Sensors Genomics Big data HPC Hadoop Algorithms BDA Clinical Member; security Quality of care 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pethuru Raj
    • 1
  • Anupama Raman
    • 1
  • Dhivya Nagaraj
    • 1
  • Siddhartha Duggirala
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM IndiaBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of TechnologyIndoreIndia

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