The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology hosted representatives from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Friday, Nov. 6, for a presentation on big data solutions for healthcare research and practice.
“We want to turn data into information,” Alan Stein, PhD, MD, said. Stein is the practice lead for health and life sciences at HPE. In his talk, he reviewed and demonstrated HPE’s tools for processing the unstructured data in medical records. Unstructured data could be anything from handwritten notes in a medical record to information gathered from personal activity trackers or GPS devices. The tools can be used to filter and analyze medical records to produce information for hospitals about anything from treatment outcomes to billing, for example.
“This visit was a fantastic opportunity to learn about HPE’s analytics capabilities, especially as we consider our analytics needs,” said Andy Crouse, PhD, intellectual property and industry partnerships developer at HudsonAlpha.
In collaboration with Stanford’s Children’s Health Hospital and the New York Genome Center, HPE has developed software that allows them to convert unstructured medical and genomic data into useful information.
“HPE has substantial experience throughout the entire big-data technology stack,” Stein said. “We are pleased to be a part of this community and look forward to collaborating on leading edge computational techniques required by genomics research.”