An overview of Big Data in Healthcare: multiple angle analyses

Xunjie Gou, Zeshui Xu
2022 Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing  
Big data have been in use since the 1990s, which usually include some complex data sets whose sizes are beyond the ability of commonly used software to handle within a reasonable period of time. In recent years, big data analytics by providing personalized medicine and regulation analysis, providing clinical risk intervention and forecast analysis, reducing waste and nursing patients with external and internal variability, standardization of medical terminology and patient registration, and
more » ... mentation of the solution, help to improve health care. This paper provides an overview of the contents of big data healthcare. We summarize some kinds of medical big data, including the electronic health records, the medical image data, the healthcare system big data, the health Internet of Things and healthcare informatics, the remote medical monitoring big data, the biomedical big data, and other sources of big data. Furthermore, we discuss some methods for handling different kinds of medical big data. Additionally, we analyze the privacy of medical big data and summarize some methods and technologies to protect privacy. Aiming at some special cases, we list some other analyses and methods for them. Most importantly, we discuss the potential challenges and future research directions related to big data healthcare.
doi:10.20517/jsegc.2021.07 fatcat:kolcmsdmavafvpdxnva7yixppq