Health / Pharma

The power of ‘big data’ to transform pharmaceutical & healthcare industry

During the course of my career, first as a medical doctor, then in a number of research and development roles with major pharmaceutical companies, I can remember back to what now seems like the dawn of time.

This was a time when information was stored in hard copy files and the advent of the first fax machine was met with wonder, as it opened up the possibility of sharing information in real time between institutions, and, amazingly, internationally.

Today, exciting developments in technology and research have led to huge advances in our understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of disease, with the potential to link electronic records from all parts of the healthcare and social care systems.

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