My recent presentation on Big Data and Personalised (for my US friends Personalized) Medicine.
I believe this is the most valuable input the information technology industry can provide to healthcare.
The challenge is to ensure we do it in collaboration with the healthcare industry and not in a siloed way as we have in so many other aspects of healthcare.
We also need to take some responsibility for educating the healthcare workforce on this important area. Having gone through med school and watching my son go through now they are struggling to come to grips with the value of data. It is an area the ICT industry understands, so we should play a more active role in helping them learn its value and how to use it. There may even be an opportunity to develop a whole new healthcare sector specialising in data rather than body parts 🙂