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Data Analytics Product Marketing at Dell EMC

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Data Analytics Paves the Way to Better Healthcare

The wide breadth of benefits from data analytics comes in many forms as companies embrace their data assets to affect their businesses and ultimately human lives. When it comes to healthcare, it’s easy to think there is no such thing as too much data. However, with limited time to address urgent medical issues, vast quantities of data aren’t always evaluated in time to uncover distinct patterns that could guide treatment.

Partners Healthcare, a hospital system in the Boston area, saw the same issue and sought to bring better clinical care outcomes with Dell EMC’s Analytic Insights Module. Brent Richter, Director of Enterprise Research at Partners Healthcare recently sat down for an interview with Dave Vellante at SiliconAngle. Richter discussed how Partner’s leveraging of incredible flows of patient data that are matched and reconciled between hospitals in the network, and blended with their own BioBank of sequenced genomes to support Precision Medicine. To illustrate the power of data analytics, Richter shares a staggering early success using Analytic Insights Module, where data analytics led physicians to forego the typical path of “try-and-fail” cancer treatments for a particular patient.  Instead their analysis revealed that they would achieve a better outcome for the patient if they focused on treatment using a drug called Crizotinib. Normally not used for the type of cancer this patient had, Analytic Insights Module has uncovered that the genetics of the tumor which had fully metastasized, matched a treatment used successfully elsewhere. To the delight of all, this course of treatment managed to greatly reduce the cancer in only 2 weeks. Partners Healthcare is harnessing all their patient data to reveal new insights for personalized medicine and customized treatments that just aren’t possible with traditional analytical methods – until now.

To view the SiliconAngle Cube session with Brent Richter, please follow this link.

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