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Big Data, Public Health, and The Global Burden of Disease Study

By   /  April 13, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Tina Rosenberg recently wrote for The New York Times, “Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution:randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based on data, are changing our ideas about what works and how to finance it. The impact of these new methods to gather […]

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Tracking the Flu with Big Data

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Nic Halverson of Discovery.com recently discussed how Big Data is being used to track this year’s flu. He writes, “As one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, things have gotten so bad in Beantown that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency. So far, 18 people have died and […]

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