Informatics: Make sense of health data

“…Yet sifting through the information to find answers to questions about health is becoming increasingly difficult, even for the experts. The data exist in disparate domains, are generated using different methods, and are stored in different infrastructures — from the private servers of hospitals to global platforms, such as dbGaP, an open database of genotypes and clinical information.”

Develop the science of data synthesis to join up the myriad varieties of health information, insist Julian H. Elliott, Jeremy Grimshaw and colleagues.

Nature 527, 31–32 () doi:10.1038/527031a

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