A Hospital Takes its Own Big-Data Medicine

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Jeff Hammerbacher, a 30-year-old known for being Facebook’s first data scientist, is applying the same data-crunching techniques used to target online advertisements for a powerful engine that will suck in medical information and spit out predictions that could cut the cost of health care. With $3 trillion spent annually on health care in the U.S., it could easily be the biggest job for “big data” yet. Read entire article here >