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Healthcare Big Data: A Comprehensive Overview

Healthcare Big Data: A Comprehensive Overview
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Author(s): Pijush Kanti Dutta Pramanik (National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India), Saurabh Pal (Bengal Institute of Technology, India) and Moutan Mukhopadhyay (Bengal Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 29
Source title: Intelligent Systems for Healthcare Management and Delivery
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Nardjes Bouchemal (University Center of Mila, Algeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7071-4.ch004

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Abstract

Big data has unlocked a new opening in healthcare. Thanks to the considerable benefits and opportunities, it has attracted the momentous attention of all the stakeholders in the healthcare industry. This chapter aims to provide an overall but thorough understanding of healthcare big data. The chapter covers the 10 ‘V's of healthcare big data as well as different healthcare data analytics including predictive and prescriptive analytics. The obvious advantages of implementing big data technologies in healthcare are meticulously described. The application areas and a good number of practical use cases are also discussed. Handling big data always remains a big challenge. The chapter identifies all the possible challenges in realizing the benefits of healthcare big data. The chapter also presents a brief survey of the tools and platforms, architectures, and commercial infrastructures for healthcare big data.

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