Digital data are collected at an incredible rate. With 2.5 quintillion (2.5 × 10^18) bytes of data generated every day, 90 % of the world’s data were created in the past 2 years (IBM 2015). This is due in part to the revolutionary belief that data and the unexpected information it contains are valuable (Economist 2010; MIT Sloan and IBM 2010; Hill 2013). Data as a critically important source of knowledge, insights and value are transforming every aspect of our world, including healthcare. ...Expand abstract
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