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Open Source Software in Life Science Research by M Forster, L Harland

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Extreme scale clinical analytics with open source software

Kirk Elder and Brian Ellenberger

Abstract:

Knowledge is at the root of understanding all symptoms, diagnosing every ailment, and curing every disease. This knowledge comes from the deep studies performed by research organizations and diligent healthcare workers who contribute to documenting and responsibly sharing their observations. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA [1]), the industry was incented to implement electronic medical record systems that capture more information than ever before. When billions of medical records converge within a secure network, the baton will be handed to analytics systems to make use of the data; are they ready? This ...

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