Using Big Data to Improve Healthcare


The development of big data in the biomedical field provides new opportunities for innovative work to improve health outcomes. Big data is redefining healthcare, expanding capabilities in mining literature to present data in an accessible manner, analyzing surveys for social determinants of health and using electronic health records for surveillance and health risk factors.

The UMass Lowell Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences (CHORDS) conducts cutting-edge informatics research to accelerate biomedical and healthcare discoveries through innovative computational methods and technologies in information science, data science and translational science. The Center includes leaders and experts from a diverse set of fields including computer science, epidemiology, biostatistics, nursing, public health, mathematics and more.