Boston, MA
Westin Copley Place
Oct. 23-24, 2017

Healthcare is Awash in Data - Now What?

October 23, 2017
9:05am - 9:50am
America Ballroom

Imagine someone bought you a big, shiny new car – before you learned to drive. That’s a little bit like what’s happened in healthcare: Organizations have made huge investments in technology to generate untold amounts of data, but comparatively little in tools to make sense of it all.

In this opening keynote, computational biologist and genome scientist, John Quackenbush examines this current state of affairs and asks: What must we do to make data accessible in ways that people want to use it? How do we get the most value out of the data we have?

Along the way, he’ll explain why data is destined to fundamentally change healthcare.

"When you look at the great scientific revolutions,” he said, “it's data that drives discovery. We all think we know about how the universe operates, but when you start to get empirical data, you realize how incomplete our understanding truly is.”


John Quackenbush

Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health

Get Updates

Sign up to get the latest information on upcoming events.