Title: Big data analytics in healthcare: opportunities, challenges and techniques

Authors: Madhu Kumari; Singh Vijendra

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon, India ' Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon, India

Abstract: Big data has evolved as a most challenging field of study and research area. It has drawn much attention during the last few years and influences our modern society including business, government, healthcare, and in research in almost every discipline. Big data has a huge potential to improve healthcare. A proper analysis of existing healthcare data fabricates most suitable predictive results and cut the cost and time of treatment. The collaboration of IT and healthcare industry has revolutionarised the healthcare management system. This paper attempts to merge the description of big data by integrating various concepts and definitions from the different researchers and academicians. This paper highlights the potential and corresponding challenges in healthcare data analysis. A summarisation on different research trends within healthcare data analysis is presented.

Keywords: big data; data-driven era; potential; healthcare; predictive; healthcare management system; challenges; research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2017.088748

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2017 Vol.2 No.1, pp.35 - 58

Received: 01 Jan 2017
Accepted: 27 Apr 2017

Published online: 14 Dec 2017 *

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