Building a robust clinical data science process

by Staff writer

During PhUSE US Connect 2018 – the clinical data science conference – in Raleigh, North Carolina, MMS data science experts presented a paper and corresponding poster, titled Big Data Paradox: Development of a Unique and Repeatable Analytical Process while Implementing a Robust Data Science Solution.

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Authored by MMS experts Chris Hurley, Aditya Gadiko, Srinivas Mukkala, and Kulin Mehta, the paper’s abstract is as follows:

Who could have imagined that a few simple ASCII datasets would pose such a huge “big data” challenge? Therein lies the paradox, while the data is simple and there are relatively few variables to analyze, the volume is huge and presents a great processing challenge. This poster demonstrates a repeatable “big data” solution that utilizes FAERS data, provided quarterly by the FDA, to provide the answers to post-marketing safety surveillance questions. The process, techniques, and tools used to handle and analyze such massive amounts of data, in a clinical setting, are demonstrated here, creatively enabling us to cut the Gordian knot and overcome a seemingly impossible challenge.

To learn the robust clinical data science process behind this abstract, read the full paper here.

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