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Monday, October 14 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Towards Machine Learning Health Systems - Big Data Is Not Enough

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Digital systems have enabled dramatic improvements in our ability to communicate, share information, and control machines.  In parallel, there has been a dramatic growth in our ability to measure a myriad of different quantities in our daily lives and in our practice of medicine.  The variety and velocity of these new measured quantities when combined with our ability to record them is far outstripping our ability to extract real benefit.  In addition, these measurements are not being collected in isolation, but rather have rich contextual ‘meta-data’ that detail the social, temporal, and spatial conditions with which they are associated.  While there is substantial excitement about the potential for this ‘big data’ to advance our understanding and management of human health, the reality is that we are not yet equipped with the mindset, skillset or toolset to realize this promise.  In this overview, the presenter highlights the need to re-think our approach to managing health-related data from a social and technological perspective and offers illustrative vignettes of a future in which socio-technological solutions are adapted to facilitate the paradigm of a learning health system."

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David Jaffray

Chief Technology and Digital Officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
In the summer of 2019 Dr. David Jaffray was named MDAnderson Cancer Center's new Chief Technology and Digital Officer. In this role, Jaffray will oversee MD Anderson’s Information Services division and Information Security department. He also will hold a faculty appointment as professor... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
BRC 103

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