Allen Bernard is a freelance technology journalist, editor and business writer with 18 years of experience covering cloud, IoT, cyber security, networking, and many other tech topics.
The promise of better outcomes, improved efficiencies, lower-cost care and better treatments for all kinds of diseases are all within reach today because of Big Data. Yet the challenges the healthcare industry faces as it takes the first steps on the Big Data journey are many and long-entrenched.
Improving the care of chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, as well as many others is of paramount importance as the world's population ages. Big Data and analytics will play an increasingly important role in this effort.