Big Data: Beyond Promise to Practice
Industry after industry, it is reshaping markets and shaking up competitors. Could it transform not just your health but the health of people everywhere? Could it accelerate discovery, provide new disease insights, and apply targeted therapies on an unprecedented scale? In health care, it is already fueling some of the biggest trends, from precision medicine to predictive analytics to machine learning and artificial intelligence, and having life-enhancing consequences.
In areas from oncology to neurology, cardiology, genomics, and other specialties with more personalized therapies and diagnostic tools, big data has found its way into clinical care. And through a new generation of devices and applications that collect information through wearables, home monitors, and smartphones, patient-specific data is giving us new insight into the underpinnings of select disease states in ways never before possible.
By harnessing the power of data, we are continually sharpening our focus on value and the capabilities that Stanford Health Care can uniquely bring to the communities we serve.
We invest in health information technology that generates an enormous amount of data. This enables us to optimize precision, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in care delivery. In fact, Stanford Health Care is disrupting outdated models of care delivery and taking a leadership role in the advancement of precision health using data analytics and innovative digital solutions.
But we aren’t doing it alone. Stanford Health Care’s collaborations with the world’s consumer technology giants, and our ties to Silicon Valley, are helping us redefine the health care landscape. Together, we are creating a new model, one that reengineers the roles of providers and patients, empowering consumers and enabling clinicians to be teachers, empathetic observers, and counselors. Technology is facilitating human interaction and helping health care professionals connect with their patients in more meaningful ways.
DIGITALLY DRIVEN: CONNECTING TECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA, FROM EDUCATION TO PRACTICE
We're building the infrastructure, the resources, and the right collaborations to make digital health a reality for patients. Why? Because we see data permeating every component of the health care ecosystem—medical research, daily life, the patient experience, ongoing care, prediction, and prevention.