What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

by Larry Emmott on August 22, 2017

in Diagnostics,Future Tech,Theraputics

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago are taking a similar approach. A predictive modeling project called eCartn leverages data from 60,000 admissions to score patients for cardiac arrest risk.

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The primary thrust of the linked article is that big data analysis is improving patient diagnosis and treatment outcomes. That’s a good thing…BUT.

I already find it a bit creepy that Netflix, Google and Amazon know so much about me. Who can you trust with all your most intimate personal health information?

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