02 Jan. 2012 posted by EuroBioForum
As supercomputers store massive amounts of data in the cloud, personalized medicine will continue to develop.
With all of the unstructured data in medical journals, doctors' notes, radiology images and faxes, IT vendors have been developing technology to help the health care industry make sense of all the loose data.
In 2012, vendors will continue to develop cloud databases and supercomputers such as IBM Watson to store and process large volumes of "big data" and allow doctors to use this information to personalize medical treatment, according to experts.
"We really see big data as the new frontier across all industries, specifically health care," Richard Cramer, chief health care strategist at data integration vendor Informatica, told eWEEK. "The next decade is going to be the data decade in health care."