John Halamka uses big data analytics to fight wife’s cancer

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When John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his wife, Kathy, found out she had stage 3 breast cancer in 2011, they turned to big data analytics to find the best treatment plan. Watch this interview to find out how the Halamkas used big data to make an informed decision that ultimately cured Kathy of her cancer.

In this interview:

  1. Follow the path that Dr. Halamka took to help deliver precision medicine to his wife
  2. Find out his stance on new discoveries concerning treatments and drugs
  3. Learn more about the i2b2 database and how it protects patient privacy

Healthcare big data does influence treatments

  • “It was so much easier to understand as a family what our choices were…because we had data.” John Halamka, M.D.

Watch our interview now to learn from one of the industry’s most influential CIOs.