In the course of our daily work, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we live in extraordinary times for biomedicine. Consider that 153 exabytes of health-related data — equivalent to 459,000 Libraries of Congress — were generated in 2013 alone.
Harnessing the power of this data is among the most important tasks facing the medical community, and it’s why the inaugural Stanford Medicine Health Trends Report
puts big data at the center of health care’s future. A comprehensive review of research and insights from both within and outside of Stanford, the Health Trends Report outlines how more needs to be done to channel the full potential of this new data-driven reality.
Together, I believe that we at Stanford Medicine can drive advances in data analysis and management to help create a vision of health care that is more preventive, predictive, and precise. I’m tremendously excited to be pioneering the Precision Health movement with you, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Read the report and share your comments