B – Health care’s big data

White SE. A review of big data in health care: challenges and opportunities. Open Access Bioinformatics 2014;6:13-18
(doi: 10.2147/OAB.S50519) 

Health care is a high-data volume industry. A literature review was conducted to identify recent articles about the use of big data in health care. These data has the potential to revamp the process of health care delivery in the US and inform providers about the most efficient and effective treatment pathways. The biggest challenge is determining the proper balance between protecting the patient’s information and maintaining the integrity and usability of data.