The U.S. ranks 37th out of developed economies in life expectancy and other measures of health, while by far outspending other countries on per-capita health care costs. We spend 18% of GDP on health care, while other countries on average spend on the order of 10% of GDP. We spend a lot of money on treatments that don’t work, because we have a poor understanding at best of what will and won’t work.
We can tackle the health care problem in the same way Data Scientists used massive data sets to tackle other problems such as digital advertising and gain 30-50% cost efficiency, as well as, better outcomes by analyzing what works, and paying for more of that (…and less hip replacement surgeries for pets).
In this eBook, “How Data Science Is Transforming Health Care” Tim O’Reilly, Mike Loukides, Julie Steele, and Colin Hill talk about how data science is more than ready to solve a problem that matters to all of us -> Health Care. And that means – among other things – convincing the best and the brightest to take less interest in creating the next algo to get improved click-through rates on ads and more time solving the health care crisis.
It’s a worthy cause, and a good start… Download FREE eBOOK Here.
2. Making Health Care More Effective
3. More Data, More Sources
4. Paying for Results
5. Enabling Data
6. Building the Health Care System We Want
7. Recommended Reading