AUG 30, 2015 | US
The Washington Post Runs BSA's Perspective on Data Innovation in Healthcare
The Washington Post, August 28, 2015
The Aug. 25 Sports article “Moneyball 2.0: Player health” detailed the growing role data analytics play in preventing and predicting sports injuries.
It’s worth noting such software-enabled breakthroughs are revolutionizing health care at a phenomenal pace. Yet with these great advances comes greater responsibility. In our increasingly data-reliant world, a huge opportunity exists to craft policies that address patients’ concerns about their data while providing room for the sort of innovation that’s leading to better health worldwide.
Such innovation is, in many cases, extending and saving lives. For instance, researchers have developed an algorithm that can predict cardiac arrest a crucial four hours in advance by combining real-time data with patients’ medical histories. Moving from two-dimensional to three-dimensional imagery for mammography is improving breast cancer detection rates. And researchers have shocked doctors with data showing that premature infants with unusually stable vital signs correlated with serious fevers the next day — enabling doctors to take preventive actions.
Moving forward with amazing technological progress requires positive policy steps on data as well. Countless people worldwide stand to benefit.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。