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Analytics can mitigate the devastation of pandemics – SAS

Cushioning the Blow

Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor
Access to large volumes of data, computational power to store and analyse the data in real time and sophisticated algorithms that can find patterns in the data and alert authorities to health problems will help to make pandemics less devastating than they have been in the past, SAS Analytics senior business solutions manager Aneshan Ramloo says. The benefit of analysing social media, blogs, online forums and keyword searches to provide early warnings and indicators can be significant if broadened to encompass the entire healthcare spectrum at a national, global, and even individual level.

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