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Methodological challenges and analytic opportunities for modeling and interpreting Big Healthcare Data

Overview of attention for article published in Giga Science, February 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

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1 peer review site
1 Facebook page


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Methodological challenges and analytic opportunities for modeling and interpreting Big Healthcare Data
Published in
Giga Science, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13742-016-0117-6
Pubmed ID

Ivo D. Dinov


Managing, processing and understanding big healthcare data is challenging, costly and demanding. Without a robust fundamental theory for representation, analysis and inference, a roadmap for uniform handling and analyzing of such complex data remains elusive. In this article, we outline various big data challenges, opportunities, modeling methods and software techniques for blending complex healthcare data, advanced analytic tools, and distributed scientific computing. Using imaging, genetic and healthcare data we provide examples of processing heterogeneous datasets using distributed cloud services, automated and semi-automated classification techniques, and open-science protocols. Despite substantial advances, new innovative technologies need to be developed that enhance, scale and optimize the management and processing of large, complex and heterogeneous data. Stakeholder investments in data acquisition, research and development, computational infrastructure and education will be critical to realize the huge potential of big data, to reap the expected information benefits and to build lasting knowledge assets. Multi-faceted proprietary, open-source, and community developments will be essential to enable broad, reliable, sustainable and efficient data-driven discovery and analytics. Big data will affect every sector of the economy and their hallmark will be 'team science'.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 216 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 17%
Researcher 36 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 6%
Other 45 20%
Unknown 29 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 74 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 12%
Engineering 19 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 5%
Other 44 20%
Unknown 35 16%

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