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Healthcare Does Hadoop – UC Irvine

Recorded on February 27th, 2015

In 2010 the Clinical Informatics Team at the University of California in Irvine, led by Charles Boicey, looked outside of the conventional Healthcare data ecosystem for new data management solutions – their existing Electronic Health Record and Enterprise Data Warehouse environments no longer met the organization’s needs. They researched “Big Data” technologies in companies such as Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook and concluded that Hadoop could supplement their current ecosystem to solve existing use cases and act as a platform to develop new applications for future solutions and insights. 

Healthcare entities no longer have to make decisions about what data is useful. Initial use cases included the cost effective and efficient storage and retrieval of legacy clinical data and real-time capture of patient monitoring data for condition surveillance and predictive analytics. 

This presentation will take the audience from the initial work done at UCI back in 2010, through to the present day: covering the various new use cases made possible as the Hadoop ecosystem matured.

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