Finding the missing link for big biomedical data.

  title={Finding the missing link for big biomedical data.},
  author={Griffin M. Weber and Kenneth D. Mandl and Isaac S. Kohane},
  volume={311 24},
It has been argued that big data will enable efficiencies and accountability in health care.1,2 However, to date, other industries have been far more successful at obtaining value from large-scale integration and analysis of heterogeneous data sources. What these industries have figured out is that big data becomes transformative when disparate data sets can be linked at the individual person level. In contrast, big biomedical data are scattered across institutions and intentionally isolated to… CONTINUE READING
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