Big Data Critical in Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease, According to New Strategy Paper from CEOi and Knowledgent

Boston, MA, May 1, 2014 – Knowledgent and the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) today released a new strategy paper titled, “Applying Big Data to One of the World’s Biggest Problems: Alzheimer’s Disease.” Part of a larger strategy to leverage big data solutions, this paper explores the opportunities to apply big data technologies and techniques to the fight against Alzheimer’s.

The first in a new series of strategy papers, “Applying Big Data” identifies real-world use cases and big data initiatives across both public and private sectors that are relevant to advances in Alzheimer’s patient care. The paper also covers the challenges to progress in Alzheimer’s care and diagnosis and how big data can be leveraged to provide insights that are critical to finding a cure and improving the quality and delivery of care.

“Medical data, including electronic health records and data generated by systems across related industries, has increased significantly over the past several years and will continue to grow exponentially,” said Chris Young, Life Sciences and Healthcare Partner at Knowledgent and one of the authors on the paper. “Big data provides us with the analytic capabilities to uncover correlations between these massive and diverse datasets, ultimately leading to game-changing insights that can help us further the fight against Alzheimer’s.”

“Alzheimer’s is a global epidemic, and advancements in finding a cure and improving care are urgently needed,” said Drew Holzapfel, Executive Director of the CEOi and co-author of the paper. “When applied to Alzheimer’s diagnosis, treatment, and care delivery, the potential for big data to drive breakthroughs is untapped and unprecedented.”

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About Knowledgent

Knowledgent is an industry information consultancy that helps organizations to transform their information into business results through data and analytics innovation. Our expertise seamlessly integrates industry experience, data analyst and scientist capabilities, and data architecture and engineering skills to uncover actionable insights.

Knowledgent operates in the emerging world of big data as well as in the established disciplines of enterprise data warehousing, master data management, and business analysis. We not only have the technical knowledge to deliver game-changing solutions at all phases of development, but also the business acumen to evolve data initiatives from ideation to operationalization, ensuring that organizations realize the full value of their information.

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About the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s (CEOi)

The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) is a public-private partnership initiated by leading global corporations and involving non-profit and governmental organizations to identify and advance high-priority activities necessary to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 and improve the quality of life for all affected by the disease. The CEOi has been formed to provide business leadership to the fight against Alzheimer’s. We intend to lend our voice to the social, fiscal, and political developments on Alzheimer’s in order to “change the game” by adding private-sector partnership and leadership.

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