Big-Data-Driven Medicine

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Keller 3-180
David Madigan (Columbia University)
In our data-rich world, key medical decisions, ranging from a regulator’s decision to curtail a drug to patient-specific treatment choices, require optimal consideration of myriad inputs. Statistical/epidemiological methods that can harness real-world medical data in useful ways do exist, but much work remains to achieve the full potential of a truly data-driven user-centric medical environment. I will lay out some of the key challenges before us and describe recent progress in the specific area of drug safety.
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