eHealth Week 2017


Linking big data in health: Open PHACTS in the Big Data Europe infrastructure

Time: Friday 12th, 10.45h-11.45h

Location: Room Jupiter

Of the four V's of big data – Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity – the most challenging for the health sector is Variety. Health data comes from many sources, formats and standards – how can we bring these together to reap the benefits of big data technologies?

Big Data Europe is tackling this challenge head-on, building a big data infrastructure flexible enough to tackle all seven Societal Challenges identified by Horizon 2020. Here we demonstrate our pilot implementation of Open PHACTS, which integrates life science data for drug discovery.