Big data has already transformed government and industry, granting never before seen insight into how the world works. Now doctors and the medical world are beginning to apply this new insight into cancer treatment. The American Society of Clinical Oncologists now has a working prototype for a "learning health system" called CancerLinQ. This system collects and analyzes cancer care data from the millions of patients that are treated for cancer each year from around the country.
A new cloud based technology could help to improve the vision of thousands of children around the world. The cloud has endless benefits for the healthcare industry but most of the time we only hear about benefits for the providers. Now we are seeing healthcare technology take advantage of the cloud to deliver improved healthcare to the masses.