Monday, November 18, 2013

The government needs to see Hadoop’s ROI

The healthcare use case: Improving the quality of life and the effectiveness of government spending

For the uninitiated, Hadoop is a solution for distributed parallel processing of huge amounts of data. You can see some examples of its uses in our Hadoop infographic.

IT can improve symptom analysis, time to market for drug development and safety, decreased hospitalization and sickness and a lower frequency of spreading diseases. How? Through Hadoop's uses in information exchange, service quality improvements, drug safety testing, symptom co-occurrence identification, drug development processes, illness detection and large-scale patient studies. There's one thing all these health-related topics (and just about everything else government agencies do) have in common —data, and lots of it.


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