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Mining data to find a cure for India’s ailing health sector

27 January 2013

It was once a large rectangular container used by a computer company to ship products. Now, the container, as large as a railway coach, is a clinic that may well define the future of healthcare in India.

The clinic, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, opened last week, an initiative of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Hewlett-Packard India. The man in charge of the project, Anurag Agrawal, a doctor and asthma researcher, is convinced the solution for India’s abysmal doctor-patient ratio and its befuddling mix of Ayurveda and Western medicine, lies in something that will at once be familiar to quantitative analysts on Wall Street or, closer home, on Dalal Street— the collective intelligence of dumb data…..
Read more: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/JbyH1vAHOCVsuJZJe31Y4N/Mining-data-to-find-a-cure-for-Indias-ailing-health-sector.html

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January 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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