Health / Pharma

Big Data in Drug Discovery and Healthcare: What is the Tipping Point?

24th Jan `14, 01:07 PM in Health / Pharma

What good is big data for drug discovery? Not much, if you ask the pharmaceutical industry. The world’s…

BDMS
Guest Contributor
 

What good is big data for drug discovery? Not much, if you ask the pharmaceutical industry. The world’s drugmakers have other challenges right now and, with a few notable exceptions like PatientsLikeMe, neither consumer-driven nor patient-driven “big data” seems to be part of the solution.

Even in the apparently more data-driven field of healthcare services, big data keeps bumping up against regulatory and practical barriers. As I wrote earlier this month, a funny thing happened to 23andme on the way to its now-on-hold million-person database….

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