Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital
Data Science and Medicine: Where’s the Sweet Spot? Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Medicine seems last to the data science party. Despite the immense information needs within medicine and the recent digital transformation of medical data, health care remains far too anchored in a paper-based culture and too infrequently leverages the possibilities of data science. Yet, we are on the cusp of a transformative change in health care, one that will push the centrality of the patients’ needs, the importance of the individual over the average, the integrative understanding of biology, behavior, context and environment, the agency of people over their health and health care decision, and the systematic learning from daily of collective experience over the pre-eminence of individual expertise. And we are about to spread expertise instead of sequestering it. In this talk I will examine the possibilities ahead for the application of data science in medicine, with aspirations for a better future.
Yale Institute for Network Science, 17 Hillhouse Avenue, 3rd Floor