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Stanford conference focuses on big data in health care
San Francisco Chronicle

Technological advancements are generating exponentially more information about people’s health than ever before, but there is no easy way to make sense of all of it.

Experts say this huge influx of digital information, dubbed “big data,” could improve everything from the drug-discovery process to personalized predictions for patients’ disease risks. Yet much of this data remains siloed within the institutions that gather it, unable to be accessed, analyzed or used by outsiders.