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What are the advantages and pitfalls of using big data to inform clinical practice?

14:04 EDT 30 Aug 2017 | Healio

PointBig data is the Siren’s song that seduces the mariner physician to wreck one’s medical practice ship on the regulatory rocks surrounding the isle of big government. The allure of big data, collected by an army of compliant physicians from underinformed and inadequately consented patients to (hopefully) improve clinical outcomes across our heterogeneous population with the promise of an aggregate understanding of the cost-to-benefit ratio of specific interventions, has turned thousands of physician private practices into data-mining public practices beholden to government.

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