At Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, Jeff Hammerbacher, a 30-year-old known for being Facebook's first data scientist, is designing a new computer system. He is applying the same data-crunching techniques used to target online advertisements, but this time for a powerful engine that will suck in medical information and spit out predictions that could cut the cost of healthcare.
A hospital takes its own big-data medicine
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