The Premise and Promise of Big Data for Tracking Population Health: Big Deal or Big Disappointment?

@article{Mansoor2017ThePA,
  title={The Premise and Promise of Big Data for Tracking Population Health: Big Deal or Big Disappointment?},
  author={Emad Mansoor and Sadeer G Al-Kindi},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={62},
  pages={562-563}
}
It is estimated that 60% of adults in the USA search for health information online, with the majority searching for a specific disease or treatment [1]. The patterns of these searches can provide important temporal and spatial data that reflect health indicators at the individual and the population levels. As examples, Google searches for a multitude of… CONTINUE READING