Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare and Society
Ajit Kumar Roy*
Central Agricultural University, Agartala, Tripura, India
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- Ajit Kumar Roy
Central Agricultural University
Agartala, Tripura, India
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Received Date: April 01, 2016; Accepted Date: April 22, 2016 Published Date: April 29, 2016
Citation: Ajit Kumar R (2016) Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare and Society. J Biom Biostat 7:300. doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000300
Copyright: © 2016 Kumar RA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Big data is created every day by the interactions of billions of people using computers, GPS devices, cell phones, censors and medical devices, data-intensive areas such as atmospheric science, genome research and , astronomical studies. Today big data opens huge opportunities to those who can use it effectively. Now realizing the great importance of big data, many analytical companies are engaged in finding hidden information in big data. According to internet experts the present technological advances to collect and analyze massive sets of data is likely to lead to revolutionary changes in business, and society. Till date a lot of work has been done on the tools, software, platforms, analytics etc. applied to big data. Many organizations are giving attention in big data analytics for development, education, disaster management, health care, and natural resource management for benefit of society. Therefore, it is attempted to compile and document the real use cases, benefits, advantages, impact and future challenges of big data. UN Global Pulse has worked on several research projects in collaboration with public and private partners demonstrating the beneficial effect of analytics from monitoring early indicators of unemployment hikes to tracking fluctuations of commodity prices before they are recorded in official statistics. According to thought leaders big data is already showing the potential in areas as genetic mapping and personalized e-commerce. The unprecedented growth in processing power and software technologies such as Hadoop, are allowing organizations “to make decisions that simply could not be made before” having profound impact. Its influence is felt in business planning, research, sales, production and elsewhere. These are considered as new industrial revolution. Scientists used to decode human DNA in minutes, find cures for cancer, accurately predict human behaviour, optimise marketing efforts, prevent diseases and foil terrorist attacks, utilising big data. Finally, concerns about privacy expressed by experts cannot be ignored. As many companies use our private information. The presentation is focused on how Big Data Analytics impact health care and Society.