New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Using Big Data to Improve Clinical Care

Big data is poised to change the healthcare ecosystem and that creates opportunities for forward-looking medical laboratories

First-mover academic center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), is taking steps to incorporate “big data” into the daily patient-care setting. For the medical laboratory industry, this is a signal event because a major component of healthcare big data will be patient genetic and molecular information.

Included on MSMC’s big data team are  its genetics laboratory experts. These are high-profile “data scientists” who help doctors make personalized predictions about their patients. This project shows how integrated healthcare informatics—including clinical laboratory test data—will be a key attribute of healthcare moving forward.