BIG DATA & HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS: A HIMSS EVENT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 15-16, 2017
The Flint, Michigan water crisis began in 2014 when the Flint River became the drinking water source for the city. Due to insufficient water treatment, 100,000+ residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. As of early 2017, the water quality had returned to acceptable levels, but residents were instructed to continue to use bottled or filtered water until all the lead pipes have been replaced, which is expected to be completed no sooner than 2019.
Questions abound: Who is most at risk? Where are the harmful sources of lead? Where should resources be allocated?
In this session, attendees will hear the fascinating story of how two University of Michigan professors, using big-data tools, answered these questions and help inform the response to this public health crisis.Apparel